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The First Amendment and Anti-BDS Legislation: A Video

As some of you may know, the “BDS” movement is a political movement that advocates Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions directed at the State of Israel. In response to the BDS movement, there has been a fair amount of state legislation, including in Illinois. Needless to say, this kind of legislation raises interesting First Amendment questions.

Anti-BDS legislation was the focus of a program co-sponsored by the Decalogue Society of Chicago and Israel Bonds. I spoke about the constitutionality of anti-BDS legislation under the First Amendment, providing both a First Amendment primer and the application of First Amendment principles to anti-BDS legislation. I was the third speaker and followed Richard Goldberg and Congressman Brad Schneider, both of whom are strong supporters of anti-BDS legislation.

The program is 1 1/2 hours long, and the moderator’s introduction of me and my First Amendment presentation begins about 40 minutes in. The link to the Decalogue Society Facebook page is below. Click on “see all” and you will easily find this program.

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Written by snahmod

September 17, 2020 at 10:25 am

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