CIVIL LITIGATION DEPARTMENT

Anti-BDS Laws & Free Speech

When it comes to dealing with Anti-BDS laws and protecting free speech rights, MLFA possesses expertise unmatched by others.

The Issue

Boycotts have long been a form of protected free speech in America, from historical events like the Boston Tea Party to the Montgomery bus boycotts. However, certain laws and contractual provisions now aim to restrict individuals and entities from engaging in the Boycott Divest Sanction (BDS) movement.

American Muslims, like others, face challenges related to these laws. By participating in boycotts as a means of protest, they risk facing legal consequences and limitations on their right to express their opinions freely. These Anti-BDS laws not only violate constitutional principles but also hinder the ability of American Muslims to advocate for causes they believe in.

To address this issue, the Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA) has taken action. Our legal division filed a Petition with the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of client Haseeb Abdullah. This petition challenges one of the many statutes in Texas that unlawfully establishes its own blacklist against individuals or entities believed to support BDS. MLFA is committed to fighting until the Supreme Court recognizes the violation of these laws on constitutional grounds.

When it comes to dealing with Anti-BDS laws and protecting free speech rights, MLFA possesses expertise unmatched by others. We understand the historical significance of boycotts as a form of protected speech, drawing parallels to the Boston Tea Party and the Montgomery bus boycotts. With a dedication to upholding the law and advocating for constitutional rights, MLFA strives to ensure that individuals and entities can freely express their opinions without facing unjust repercussions.

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