BDS, Government Contracts and Civil Lawsuits
A global movement is using boycotts to pressure Israel to soften its policies in the Palestinian territories. About half the states have passed laws against such boycotts; Maryland’s governor issued an executive order denying state contracts to businesses that boycott Israel. The governor’s order is being challenged in court by a software contractor who says it’s unconstitutional. We hear from David Schraub, a law professor who has examined state responses and Zainab Chaudry, Maryland liaison for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, explains why CAIR got involved in the lawsuit.