ACLU Sues Over Kansas Law Against Boycotts Of Israel

Law360, New York (October 11, 2017, 5:59 PM EDT) -- The American Civil Liberties Union alleged in Kansas federal court Wednesday that a state law preventing contractors from boycotting Israel violates the First Amendment by stymieing political expression.

The suit, filed on behalf of public school curriculum coach Esther Koontz, claims that a Kansas law enacted earlier this year unlawfully requires state contractors to attest that they are not boycotting Israel. Koontz had been denied a contract to work in Kansas’ teacher training program after refusing to certify that she was not boycotting Israeli goods and...
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