Thursday 20 February 2020 - 02:33

US Presenter Abby Martin Sues University of Georgia for Obliging Her to Sign Pledge to Not Boycott ‘Israel’

Story Code : 845594
US Presenter Abby Martin“We must stand firmly opposed to these efforts and not cower in fear to these blatant violations of free speech.”

Together with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF), Martin filed Monday (Feb. 10) a federal free-speech lawsuit against the University System of Georgia, for the “unconstitutionality” of its decision.

“By canceling a journalist’s speaking engagement on a college campus because she refused to pledge support for a foreign government, the State of Georgia has blatantly violated the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech,” CAIR-Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell said.

Former Governor of Georgia Nathan Deal signed in 2016 a law requiring any person or company that enters into a contract with the State of Georgia worth US$1,000 or more to pledge not to engage in political boycotts of the Israeli government based on its treatment of Palestinians.