AALS BOYCOTT UPDATE: Professor Bainbridge posts An Open Letter to AALS Executive Director Carl Monk. (Background here). “It is especially critical that the AALS acknowledge that there is no issue of discrimination here. There is no evidence that the hotel in question discriminates against gays. Instead, this is viewpoint discrimination on the part of a handful of activists who are seeking to hijack the AALS for purposes of holding a boycott intended to punish someone with whose views on a contested issue of public policy they differ. . . . One can only imagine how the sponsors of the boycott would react if I and other like-minded faculty insisted that the AALS boycott a hotel chain that supported abortion by, say, donating money to NARAL.”

UPDATE: Here’s a big roundup at TaxProf.