August 18, 2017: Palestine Legal issued the following statement regarding the deadly Charlottesville attack on anti-racist protesters, and the ensuing national attention to brazen displays of white supremacy:Read More
This segment features staff attorney Liz Jackson speaking about Palestine Legal's recent cases. It was aired on KPOO's Arab Talk on July 27, 2017. Listen below.
First Amendment Threatened
San Francisco Hillel filed a baseless complaint against a committee of organizers from the Latinx, Arab, and Muslim communities at San Francisco State University (SFSU) after the organizers did not invite Hillel to have a table at a Know Your Rights (KYR) fair in February 2017. Hillel alleged that it was excluded based on religious discrimination. After a 5-month factual investigation, SFSU determined the allegations of religious discrimination to be unfounded.Read More
July 10, 2017, New York, NY – Friday, students at Fordham University filed their opposition to the school’s motion to dismiss their lawsuit over its refusal to grant club status to Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). The students, represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), Palestine Legal, and cooperating counsel Alan Levine, first filed suit in April, arguing that Fordham’s denial was “viewpoint discrimination” in violation of university policies regarding free expression. Advocates say Fordham’s decision to fight the lawsuit rather than correct course suggests it is entrenched in its censorship of Palestine advocacy on campus.Read More
A lawsuit filed yesterday in federal court by the right-wing Zionist organization, The Lawfare Project, against San Francisco State University (SFSU) relies on the complete conflation of anti-Jewish animus with criticism of Israel’s denial of Palestinian rights to assert that SFSU violated the constitutional and civil rights of Jewish students and community members.Read More