A Wave of Laws Target Boycotts of Israel (Episode 29) by At Liberty published on 2019-01-16T22:43:00Z A raft of new state and federal laws are seeking to stop people from participating in political boycotts aimed at the state of Israel. ACLU attorney Brian Hauss has challenged these laws across the U.S., and just this month argued against one in Arkansas. He joins Emerson Sykes — At Liberty’s new host! — to discuss what exactly this all means and why it's a major threat to the First Amendment. Update (1/18/19): After this episode was released, J Street clarified that the organization does not, in fact, support or engage in settlement boycotts.