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ACLU Sues in Texas & Arkansas over Israel Boycott Employment Provisions

HeadlineDec 20, 2018

In Texas, the ACLU filed a lawsuit against the state’s attorney general, two universities and two school districts over the controversial state law requiring employees to vow not to boycott Israel. The suit claims that such a demand violates constitutional rights. One of the plaintiffs in the case is a reporter at NPR-affiliate radio station KETR, which is licensed with a public college in Texas.

Last week, the ACLU of Arkansas filed a suit on behalf of the Arkansas Times, challenging a similar law that says government workers must pledge not to boycott Israel, or suffer a pay cut.

Austin-based Palestinian-American speech pathologist Bahia Amawi is also suing in Texas for losing her job over her refusal to sign the pro-Israel oath. Click here to see our interview with Amawi.

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