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Texas speech pathologist celebrates temporary free-speech win, hopes it inspires

A former school contractor spoke Friday about a Texas law that prohibits state government agencies from doing business with contractors who boycott Israel. A federal judge temporarily blocked the law Thursday.

Bahia Amawi speaks to media at the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) office on April 26, 2019. CAIR won a victory in a First Amendment lawsuit on behalf of Amawi, who lost her job as a speech language pathologist after refusing to sign a "no boycott of Israel" clause. Standing next to her is her husband, Mohammad al Bedaiwi.

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