Previous posts in this series:
- Ali vs Hogan Part 1: Saqib Ali Files Lawsuit Against Maryland Governor Hogan for Violating his Civil Rights
- Ali vs Hogan Part 2: Governor Hogan Files a Motion to Dismiss
- Ali vs Hogan Part 3: Saqib Ali Responds to Governor Hogan's Motion to Dismiss
- Ali vs Hogan Part 4: Governor Hogan and Attorney General Frosh file Another Set of Responses on the Motion To Dismiss
- Ali vs Hogan Part 5: Saqib Ali Tells Court About Judge's Favorable Ruling in a Similar Case in Texas
- Ali vs Hogan Part 6: Oral Arguments on Hogan's Motion to Dismiss
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Today Judge Catherine Blake granted Governor Hogan's Motion to Dismiss in my pro-BDS lawsuit. You can read the judge's short ruling by clicking below.
Basically the Judge thinks that our side didn't convincingly argue that I suffered any injury and she thinks the Governor's contractual language is so narrowly crafted that I might not be denied a contract even though I engage in BDS.
This ruling is very disappointing. Of course I disagree with it.
However, there is a silver lining here: Judge Blake dismissed the case "without prejudice" (which means a new lawsuit can be re-filed over this issue). In her written decision the judge clearly revealed strong reservations about the Governor's Executive Order. And she offered a roadmap of arguments that might be used more convincingly in the future against this executive order.
Based on this ruling, and after consultation with attorneys, I have decided to file an amended complaint against Hogan's EO very soon. Our argument will be different this time around and we hope the judge will find it more convincing.