US District Judge Robert Pitman, an appointee of Barack Obama, ruled against a law in Texas that would prevent the state from doing business with companies that supported the boycott of goods from Israel. The court ruled that such a law violates freedom of speech and threatens to “manipulate the public debate through coercion rather than persuasion.” More than half of US states have such laws on the books. Federal courts have struck down similar anti-boycott laws in Kansas and Arizona. The ACLU says the three courts protected the right to boycott under the First Amendment. -GEG
In 2017, Texas became one of more than two dozen states to pass a law or have taken some sort of executive action explicitly targeting the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement. The
Texas statute barred the state from doing business with companies
involved in the movement. The free speech concerns here are rather
obvious, and on Thursday night, a federal judge ruled against the law.
U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Texas Robert Pitman, an appointee of Barack Obama, delivered an injunction to the Texas law on Thursday night. The lead plaintiff, Bahia Amawi, is an Austrian-born
American citizen and speech pathologist with family members in
Palestine. Due to her support of BDS, Amawi had refused to sign a
contract with a local school district for whom she had worked for nearly
a decade which explicitly said she wouldn’t boycott Israel, and thus
was forced to end her relationship with the school district.
his opinion, Pitman directly took on the fact that just five lawmakers
in the entire Texas legislature voted against the bill. “Texas touts
these numbers as the statute’s strength,” Pitman wrote, in finding that
the law violates the First Amendment. “They are, rather, its weakness.”
Later, he wrote that “the statute threatens ‘to suppress unpopular
ideas’ and ‘manipulate the public debate through coercion rather than
persuasion.’ This the First Amendment does not allow.”
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