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Prof. Miriam Elman appointed Executive Director of Academic Engagement Network

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Posted by    Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 6:35pm 1/24/2019 at 6:35pm

Syracuse University Professor Miriam Elman has been covering the anti-Israel movement for Legal Insurrection since her first Guest Post on November 9, 2014. Since then, Miriam has published over 150 posts.

Wait, wut, we’re coming up on Miriam’s 5th Anniversary at LI next November?

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Federal Court upholds constitutionality of Arkansas anti-BDS law

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:35pm 1/23/2019 at 9:35pm
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The U.S. has had a federal anti-Boycott law on the books since the 1970s, to counter the Arab League Boycott of Israel.

There is under consideration in Congress, and many states have passed, laws to modernize the anti-Boycott laws to take into account the new form of the boycott, the so-called Boycott,...

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“The lesson anybody on the right needs to learn, is you need to have your own video cameras running”

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 8:10pm 1/23/2019 at 8:10pm
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While the airwaves and internet have been flooded with discussion of the interaction in D.C. between Covington Catholic High School students and an activist who is Native American, there has been very little focus on what I consider a critical fact.

The activist approached and waded into the crowd of students accompanied...

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Supreme Court agrees to hear 2d Amendment case involving NYC firearm transport restrictions

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 1:00pm 1/22/2019 at 1:00pm
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The Supreme Court finally has agreed to hear a 2d Amendment case, the first time since the Heller v D.C. (2008) and McDonald v. Chicago (2010) decisions.

Some of the Justices, and other commentators, have lamented the failure of the Court to take 2d Amendment cases.

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Supreme Court allows transgender military ban to go into effect

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:19am 1/22/2019 at 10:19am
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The Supreme Court issued Orders in two cases involving the Trump administration decision not to permit transgender persons to serve in the military.

The Orders stayed District Court preliminary injunctions that had prevented the ban from going into effect. The votes split along ideological lines, with the four liberal Justices voting to...

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Leftist Activism 101: Get in someone’s face and then play victim for the cameras

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Posted by    Monday, January 21, 2019 at 8:30pm 1/21/2019 at 8:30pm
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The recent interaction in DC between high school students (one in particular) and an older activist who is Native American reminded me of a warning...

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SNL compares Elizabeth Warren to a Prostate Exam: “So bend over America, and let Mama Warren get to work”

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Posted by    Monday, January 21, 2019 at 9:30am 1/21/2019 at 9:30am

Saturday Night Live hasn’t been funny for decades, but it still can set a narrative on a political candidate.

Perhaps the most infamous example was the statement by Tina Fey playing Sarah Palin that “I can see Russia from my house.” Palin never actually said that, but the statement became urban legend,...

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Time to fire up the judicial confirmation engines again

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Posted by    Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 6:00pm 1/20/2019 at 6:00pm
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I’m so old, I remember when Republicans were ramming judicial nominations through the Senate, and Democrats were squealing like stuck pigs about it.

Then came Jeff Flake’s attempt to disrupt the process unless a bill were passed protecting Mueller, and...

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American sentenced to life in prison by Palestinian court for selling land to Jews reportedly released

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Posted by    Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2:00pm 1/20/2019 at 2:00pm

It is dangerous to one’s life for a Palestinian to sell land to a Jew.

Under Palestinian Authority law, the offense is punishable by prison or death, and in the law of the Palestinian street, it is an almost certain death sentence.

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Media in various Stages of Grief over collapse of Buzzfeed Trump/Cohen story

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Posted by    Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 8:30pm 1/19/2019 at 8:30pm

We’re about to get hit by an ice storm, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

Seriously, I did.

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Trump Speech: Offers compromise on border wall and DACA, Dems reject

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Posted by    Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 3:35pm 1/19/2019 at 3:35pm
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At 4 p.m. Eastern, Trump will deliver what the White House is calling a major speech on the border crisis and the partial government shutdown.

Various news organizations are reporting that in the speech Trump will offer an extension of DACA in exchange for border wall funding.

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Mueller disputes Buzzfeed story on Trump directing Michael Cohen to lie to Congress

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Posted by    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 8:10pm 1/18/2019 at 8:10pm

Earlier I wrote about Buzzfeed’s “if true” bombshell report that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, and cautioned:

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Buzzfeed’s “if true” bombshell report that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress

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Posted by    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 9:00am 1/18/2019 at 9:00am
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We have been here sooooooo many times before.

A media outlet publishes an article based on anonymous sources providing information that is so vague it cannot be proven or disproven, but which purports to (1) implicate Trump in a crime, (2) show collusion with the Russians, and/or (3) raise enough suspicions to...

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VIDEO: Canadian PM Trudeau reiterates BDS is simply “a new frame around anti-Semitism”

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 4:35pm 1/16/2019 at 4:35pm
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a town hall on January 15, 2019, at Brock University in Canada.

During the town hall, someone requested that Trudeau renounce Trudeau’s prior strong condemnation of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement.

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Pelosi demands Trump postpone State of the Union address

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 2:32pm 1/16/2019 at 2:32pm
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Nancy Pelosi has sent a letter to Trump demanding that Trump postpone the State of the Union address because of the partial government shutdown.

#TheResistance is thrilled.

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10 years ago: Sully Sullenberger lands US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 9:00pm 1/15/2019 at 9:00pm

On January 15, 2009, US Airways Captain Chesley Burnett “Sully” Sullenberger III had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport in New York City when the Airbus plane he was flying hit a flock of birds, lost engine capacity, and had to try an emergency landing.

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WaPo fact-checks Trump’s boast burgers were piled up “a mile high”

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 1:00pm 1/15/2019 at 1:00pm
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Donald Trump hosted the Clemson Tigers championship football team at the White House.

Trump served fast food hamburgers to the team. The media lost its mind.

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