Jewish Legal Aid Lawyers Sue NYC Union over Criticism of Israel

April 11, 2024

(Reuters)—Two Jewish legal aid lawyers who represent indigent defendants in New York City filed a lawsuit on Thursday claiming that being forced to pay dues to their union after it accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing and genocide” in Gaza violates their constitutional rights.

Their lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, against the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA) and New York City comes as Republicans in Congress are investigating the union, over complaints by some members of antisemitic conduct, including passing a resolution in December calling for a ceasefire in Israel…

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