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NVPainter

This is appalling! From the same Intercept article:

The prince of the New York political dynasty yesterday issued an executive order directing all agencies under his control to terminate any and all business with companies or organizations that support a boycott of Israel. It ensures that citizens who hold and express a particular view are punished through the denial of benefits that other citizens enjoy: a classic free speech violation (imagine if Cuomo issued an order stating that “anyone who expresses conservative viewpoints shall have all state benefits immediately terminated”).

Even more disturbing, Cuomo’s executive order requires that one of his commissioners compile “a list of institutions and companies” that — “either directly or through a parent or subsidiary” — support a boycott. That government list is then posted publicly, and the burden falls on them to prove to the state that they do not, in fact, support such a boycott. Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, told The Intercept: “Whenever the government creates a blacklist based on political views it raises serious First Amendment concerns and this is no exception.” Reason’s Robby Soave denounced it today as “brazenly autocratic.”

Star Strider

At least part — if not all — of that must be unconstitutional.

Conversely, the ‘Black List’ is free advertising to Progressives and other People of conscience! Let’s hope on that basis it backfires big-time! I don’t live there, but I would preferentially patronise organizations on the ‘Black List’.

NVPainter

The article did question the law’s constitutionality. I hope it is brought to court!

bebimbob

Thanks Linda. Continue to keep us well-apprised of the ongoing BDS movement!

polarbear4

Gracias, Linda!

loneaudience
loneaudience

Thanks, Linda. Hope you are able to keep us informed as this progresses.