Fordham University Students Win Landmark Fight to Establish Palestine Club

Fordham University Students Win Landmark Fight to Establish Palestine Club

Five Fordham University students have won a landmark legal victory against Fordham University, which sought to prohibit them from forming a Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) club at their university. The students, represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights, Palestine Legal, and cooperating counsel Alan Levine, argued that Fordham University violated its own rules when, in 2016, it vetoed the United Student Government’s approval of SJP, preventing the students from forming the SJP club.

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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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New student joins the case to reinstate SJP at Fordham

New student joins the case to reinstate SJP at Fordham

“It's unbelievable Fordham won't let us organize,” said Veer Shetty. “Just existing on campus as people who support Palestine is now a form of resistance. We have to overcome this administrative obstacle to be sure we can focus our energy on addressing the actual issue - Israel’s human rights violations against Palestinians.”

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UMN President Says Student Efforts To Advance Human Rights Could Threaten Mid East Peace

UMN President Says Student Efforts To Advance Human Rights Could Threaten Mid East Peace

On the eve of a student election, University of Minnesota (UMN) President Eric W. Kaler declared that a student-organized referendum to advance human rights and socially responsible investment could damage the UMN community’s efforts to promote peace in the Middle East.

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Court Hearing for Fordham SJP Lawsuit Scheduled in Early January

Court Hearing for Fordham SJP Lawsuit Scheduled in Early January

Activists asked supporters to join the Fordham students in court as they fight for their right to organize as an SJP club on campus. The hearing in the case will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern at the Manhattan Civil Courthouse (111 Center Street, Rm 1127B, New York, NY).

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Irvine SJP Appeals Punishment for Chanting at Israeli Soldiers

Irvine SJP Appeals Punishment for Chanting at Israeli Soldiers

Palestine Legal wrote to University of California, Irvine (UCI) Tuesday on behalf of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) to appeal the university's decision to punish them for spontaneously clapping and chanting for a few minutes during a speaking event featuring Israeli combat soldiers.

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Irvine SJP Appeals Punishment for Chanting at Israeli Soldiers

Irvine SJP Appeals Punishment for Chanting at Israeli Soldiers

Today Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) filed an appeal against a University of California Irvine (UCI) decision to punish them for spontaneously clapping and chanting at a May 10 speaking event with Israeli soldiers.

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