City University of New York Cancels Pro-Palestinian Book Event

Palestine Legal and the Center for Constitutional Rights wrote to the City University of New York (CUNY) this week informing the college that the City College of New York’s (CCNY) cancellation of a May 3 event organized by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) violates the First Amendment. A university official had informed members of SJP that the cancellation was due to concerns that the event was controversial and would generate negative publicity.