“Kontorovich explained a number of reasons why ACLU’s criticism of anti-BDS law is misplaced”

THE TOWER
Legal Expert: Anti-Israel Boycott Act Targets Discrimination, Not Free Speech
by Staff
August 3, 2017

The Anti-Israel Boycott Act currently being debated in the Senate is an anti-discrimination legislation that does not restrict free speech, in contradiction to critics’ claims, Northwestern University law professor Eugene Kontorovich explained Thursday at a briefing on Capitol Hill. The Senate’s Anti-Israel Boycott Act, sponsored by Sen. Ben Cardin (D – Md.), expands on laws adopted in the 1970s to fight the Arab League’s boycott of Israel, including the “Ribicoff Amendment” to the Tax Reform Act of 1976. The Ribicoff Amendment “requires U.S persons to report operations in, with, or related to countries known to participate in unsanctioned boycotts.” It seeks to prevent U.S. companies from being used to advance the policies of foreign governments that undermine U.S. policy. READ MORE

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