Another case going to the Supreme Court.
A federal appeals court has ruled that state laws punishing contractors for engaging in boycotts of Israel are not in violation of free speech rights, a ruling that advocates say will unconstitutionally chill all speech in favor of justice for Palestinians.
In 2017, Arkansas passed a law barring state contractors from taking part in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to exert nonviolent pressure on the government of Israel to end the country’s apartheid system and its violent displacement of Palestinians. The legislation requires companies that have contracts with the state to sign pledges that they will not take part in the movement, or else reduce their fees by 20 percent.
Arkansas Times, a newspaper based in Little Rock that was seeking to contract with a public university in the state, refused to sign a pledge that it would adhere to the new state-imposed standards.
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Well, if they use doctrine of Brett Kavanaugh, known as the major questions doctrine, "which limits agencies’ ability to regulate in areas of economic and political importance — essentially limiting the scope of the government overall". this will certainly kill the use of boycotts as a form of protest. What would have happened to the Montgomery Bus Boycott if this ruling had happened back then.