Last week we took note of a story by one of The Recorder’s affiliates, the New York Law Journal, about a couple of New York-based groups calling for a boycott of an ABA conference in Phoenix next week. Their aim was to express opposition to Arizona's controversial new immigration law.
Well in the course of reporting for an update today, our NYLJ colleague Nate Raymond checked in with the Bar Association of San Francisco and heard that it, too, is on the boycotting bandwagon. This is what he heard, via e-mail, from BASF President Arturo González:
You are correct. We decided yesterday that given the draconian new law, our team will not be attending the conference. In addition, I will be presenting a resolution to our executive committee on Friday asking our bar to boycott the state and to encourage our members, their firms, and other bars to do the same.
(We might add: A BASF spokeswoman later clarified to Nate Raymond that the decision referred to above was not the result of a vote.)
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