Stand with Bahia Amawi
On Monday, December 17, 2018, Bahia Amawi filed a federal lawsuit against Pflugerville Independent School District and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton alleging a violation of her First Amendment right of free speech, after she lost her job because she refused to sign a pledge (Texas Government Code 2270.001 – enacted in May 2017) that she “does not currently boycott Israel,” and “will not boycott Israel during the term of the contract,” and that she shall refrain from any action “that is intended to penalize, inflict economic harm on, or limit commercial relations with Israel, or with a person or entity doing business in Israeli or in an Israel-controlled territory.”
John T. Floyd
John T. Floyd is the attorney representing Bahia Amawi, along with CAIR Legal Defense Fund, who filed the lawsuit against Pflugerville Independent School District and Ken Paxton. John is a criminal defense lawyer based in Houston, Texas, and a volunteer Civil Rights Lawyer for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston). He is also a Board Member with CAIR-Houston. John T. Floyd is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and has been providing defense services to clients in federal and state courts for over twenty years.
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