Arizona’s amended anti-boycott law still constitutionally flawed

Arizona’s amended anti-boycott law still constitutionally flawed

Months after a federal court blocked Arizona from enforcing its anti-boycott law saying it was unconstitutional, the state has attempted to revive the law by amending it so that it no longer applies to the man who challenged it. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed SB 1167 amending the state’s 2016 anti-boycott law prohibiting state contractors from supporting boycotts of Israel. This was despite significant opposition to the amendment in the Arizona House, where it passed 37-21 with vigorous debate.

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Rights Groups Urge Federal Appeals Court to Strike Down Arizona’s Israel Loyalty Oath

Rights Groups Urge Federal Appeals Court to Strike Down Arizona’s Israel Loyalty Oath

The Center for Constitutional Rights and Palestine Legal filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of an ACLU lawsuit seeking to strike down an Arizona law prohibiting state contractors from boycotting Israel.

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Victory: Arizona Federal Court Blocks Anti-Boycott Law

Victory: Arizona Federal Court Blocks Anti-Boycott Law

A federal court has blocked enforcement of an Arizona anti-boycott law.

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Lawsuit Challenges Arizona Anti-Boycott Law

Lawsuit Challenges Arizona Anti-Boycott Law

Today, the ACLU filed a federal lawsuit arguing that an Arizona anti-boycott law violates the First Amendment. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Mikkel Jordhal, a lawyer whose solely-owned law firm contracts with the state to represent indigent inmates. In order to contract with the state, Jordhal was required to certify that his law firm did not participate in boycotts of Israel. 

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