National Lawyers Guild
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), a public interest association of legal professionals, refused to sell advertisement space in its annual gala journal to an Israeli company. According to an email sent by the NLG National Office, the Guild’s refusal was based on an official “resolution barring [NLG] from accepting funds from Israeli organizations.”
The Lawfare Project is lead counsel representing Bibliotechnical Athenaeum, the Israeli organization whose ad was rejected by the NLG, in a groundbreaking lawsuit arguing that New York City and State human rights and anti-discrimination laws prohibit an entity from engaging in BDS-related discriminatory conduct based on national origin and/or citizenship.
The NLG’s second motion to dismiss the case was rejected most recently on March 2, 2018.