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Kate Ruane

Kate Ruane is a Senior Legislative Counsel at ACLU.

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Lack of Broadband Access Advances Systemic Inequality

Adults living without broadband face significant barriers in accessing employment, education, and other necessities—but children are also impacted.

Brandeis Marshall ·

With the Right to Boycott Under Attack, Some Members of Congress Are Pushing Back

Exercising one’s right to boycott is quintessentially American, and that reminder was clearly due

Manar Waheed ·

Congress, Laws Suppressing Boycotts of Israel Are Unconstitutional. Sincerely, Three Federal Courts.

Congress has a constitutional duty to defend and protect the rights of the American people, including the First Amendment right to participate in political boycotts—even boycotts of Israel.

Kate Ruane ·

Marco Rubio and His Colleagues Need a Refresher on the First Amendment

Marco Rubio and his colleagues may not agree with the BDS movement, and they have a First Amendment right to express that. But public officials cannot use the power of public office to punish views they don't agree with.

Kate Ruane ·

Instead of Ending the Shutdown, Senators Plan to Encourage Punishment of Israel Boycotts

While we take no position on Israel boycotts, the BDS movement or the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we do maintain that states should not be sanctioning businesses on the basis of First Amendment-protected expression and association

Kate Ruane ·

Congress Is Trying to Use the Spending Bill to Criminalize Boycotts of Israel and Other Countries

If the First Amendment means anything, it’s that the government cannot suppress political expression it doesn’t like

Kate Ruane ·

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