Court: National origin (Israeli) discrimination claim against National Lawyers Guild can go forward (Legal Insurrection)

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By William A. Jacobson
March 9, 2018

NY laws prohibiting boycotts based on national origin survive 1st Amendment challenge where NLG rejected advertisement in gala journal due to Israeli address of advertiser.

The National Lawyers Guild is a left-wing lawyer organization that, among other things, actively provides legal advocacy in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. NLG also advocates against Israel on a variety of international issues.

NLG is a “proud member” of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (since rebranded as U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights), the group that is so toxically anti-Israel that not a singlecongressman or congresswoman would sponsor its intended Capitol Hill event.

In July 2016, the National Lawyers Guild, Inc. and the National Lawyers Guild Foundation, Inc. (collectively, “NLG”) were sued by Bibliotechnical Athenaeum, an Israeli company.

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