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Civil rights groups vow lawsuit over Israel boycott law

 


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Oklahoma civil rights groups said Monday they intend to sue the state if the Legislature passes a bill to prohibit state contracts with companies that boycott Israel.

Attorneys with the Oklahoma chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union and Council on American-Islamic Relations both say House Bill 3967, which passed the House last week, is unconstitutional.

The bill provides that the state not enter into contracts with companies that advocate boycotts, divestments or sanctions against Israel. The bill's author, Republican Rep. Mark McBride of Moore, says the...



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