A District Court judge in Kansas has handed down a major free speech victory this week in striking down the state law requiring all state contractors “to certify that they are not engaged in a boycott of Israel.” We have previously discussed these laws and my view that they impinge upon the first amendment. The laws include making victims of natural disasters attest that they do not support a boycott of Israel as well as similar bans on student groups. Now the Kansas law has been struck down as a denial of free speech by District Court Judge Daniel Crabtree. It is the Koontz case that we previously discussed.
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