Court Hears New Oral Arguments in Fordham SJP Case

Court Hears New Oral Arguments in Fordham SJP Case

Today, attorneys asked a New York State Supreme Court judge to allow a new student petitioner, sophomore Veer Shetty, to join a lawsuit against Fordham University over the school’s refusal to allow a Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) club on campus. Fordham opposed Veer joining the lawsuit and has barred students from forming an SJP since the club was approved by the student government in 2016. The original four petitioners who brought the lawsuit in April 2017 have graduated or will graduate in ten days. Judge Nancy Bannon indicated that parties should expect a decision next week.

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Radhika Sainath on Censorship Attempts at UMass Amherst

Radhika Sainath on Censorship Attempts at UMass Amherst

On Monday, a court in Boston postponed a hearing on an emergency motion demanding that the University of Massachusetts Amherst cancel an upcoming event on the censorship of speech supporting Palestinian rights. Senior Staff Attorney Radhika Sainath issued the following remarks, which were read by JVP member Rachel Weber at a press conference before Monday’s court appearance.

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Lawsuit Dismissed Against American Studies Association Over Israel Boycott

Lawsuit Dismissed Against American Studies Association Over Israel Boycott

In a victory for the American Studies Association and the right to boycott, a district court in Washington D.C. dismissed a lawsuit seeking to deter academic associations from adopting boycotts for Palestinian rights.

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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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Zoha Khalili in the Houston Chronicle

Zoha Khalili in the Houston Chronicle

“Rather than Texas fighting a losing battle in court, the Legislature should repeal the law in the upcoming session.”

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Meritless Lawsuit Filed Against Airbnb Over Boycott

Meritless Lawsuit Filed Against Airbnb Over Boycott

Airbnb has every right to decline to list rental properties in Jewish-only settlements built on stolen Palestinian land

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Victory! Lawsuit Against SFSU and Abdulhadi Dismissed

Victory! Lawsuit Against SFSU and Abdulhadi Dismissed

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that tried to restrict speech supporting Palestinian freedom.

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