UPDATED: Governor signs bill to fix Israel boycott law; ACLU still questions constitutionality


(Updated to reflect ACLU comments made late today)

Gov. Jeff Colyer on Thursday announced he has signed a bill that lawmakers hope will fix a constitutional deficiency with a law barring state contractors from boycotting Israel.

The new language approved by the Legislature is intended to address problems that were raised in January when a federal judge ruled that the law  violated the First Amendment rights of a Wichita math teacher.

However, the American Civil Liberties Union reacted harshly to the signing, saying that the new law was just as unconstitutional as the first.

"It is lamentable that the Legislature . . .


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