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Robert A. Zirkin

Hogan executive order regarding Israel only applies to business with the state

Hogan executive order regarding Israel only applies to business with the state

There is a fundamental flaw in the recent op-ed opposing Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order prohibiting discriminatory boycotts of Israel in state contracts with businesses (“Md. lawsuit: Punishing companies for boycotting Israel violates First Amendment rights,” Jan. 22).

The op-ed asserts that the executive order prohibits “the state from doing business with individuals and entities that engage in or support a boycott of Israeli businesses.”

Among the examples it cites are actions taken in other states against residents of a town seeking recovery aid...

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