Defending Rights & Dissent joined with a number of civil rights and human rights groups, including the Center for Constitutional Rights, CAIR-Missiouri, Palestine Legal, Missouri Right to Boycott, and National Lawyers Guild – Palestine Subcommittee, in opposing a proposed anti-boycott law.
This law would penalize supporters of Palestinian human rights who boycott Israel by denying state contracts to companies and non-profits who support such boycotts. Such a move is blatantly unconstitutional and a federal judge recently issued a preliminary injunction against a similar law in Kansas.
Please see the coalition memo opposing the bill below or click here for a PDF version.
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