The State Power to Boycott a Boycott: The Thorny Constitutionality of State Anti-BDS Laws

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The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (“BDS”) Movement, a global effort to oppose the State of Israel in its actions toward Palestine, is one of the most divisive topics in global politics. Since it began in 2005, BDS has also been legally divisive in the United States. U.S. states began passing anti-BDS laws in 2015, and twenty-seven states have since passed legislation or executive orders restricting the state governments’ commercial dealings with entities that participate in BDS activities against Israel.

The Inexorable Anti-Mask Movement

The Inexorable Anti-Mask Movement

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Protesters in London wearing Guy Fawkes masks at an anti-Scientology demonstration. Courtesy of Wikimedia. There are a seemingly endless number of reasons why individuals wear facial coverings in various contexts. Children wear goblin masks for Halloween. Detroit...