March 29, 2015

Virginia State Bar: "We Are A State Agency That Strives For Maximum Inclusion And Equality, So BOYCOTTT ISRAEL!"

It looks like the Virginia State Bar is joining the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement that has been a rage on anti-Semitic college campuses across America. This organization that claims to be all about inclusion and equality has decided to move a long planned seminar from Jerusalem to a yet-to-be-announced location.

Kevin Martingayle, president of the Virginia State Bar, writes:

Certain members of the Virginia State Bar and other individuals have expressed objections to the VSB's plan to take the Midyear Legal Seminar trip in November to Jerusalem. It was stated that there are some unacceptable discriminatory policies and practices pertaining to border security that affect travelers to the nation. Upon review of U.S. State Department advisories and other research, and after consultation with our leaders, it has been determined that there is enough legitimate concern to warrant cancellation of the Israel trip and exploration of alternative locations.

Undoubtedly, this news will disappoint some VSB members. But we are a state agency that strives for maximum inclusion and equality, and that explains this action. Fortunately, we still anticipate being able to find a suitable location for the November seminar trip, and we will send out further news very soon.

Legal Insurrection has partnered with Judicial Watch in a quest to find out exactly who is behind this curious change and to which specific Israeli policies and practices this state agency objected.

Since the Virginia State Bar is subjected to Virginia's FOIA statute, answers should be forthcoming soon. Unless they pull a Hillary...

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