A district court delivered the judgement on a case filed by journalist Abby Martin who was not allowed to speak at an event at Georgia Southern University after she refused to sign an undertaking agreeing to distance herself from the BDS movement
The case was filed over Georgia’s “pro-Israel” law that requires independent contractors to sign a pledge against the boycott of Israel. Martin refused to sign the pledge on the grounds that it infringes upon her right to speech and expression.
27 states of the United States have introduced laws and policies to outlaw the boycott of Israel, despite federal courts in three states having already ruled such laws as unconstitutional.
The Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act allows State and local governments to withhold contracts from companies and individuals that participate in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel