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  • Yale Law to allow military recruiters [jeopardized about $300 million in federal funding..]

    09/19/2007 4:35:47 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies · 489+ views
    Yale Law to allow military recruiters By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press Writer 40 minutes ago Yale Law School will end its policy of not working with military recruiters following a court ruling this week that jeopardized about $300 million in federal funding, school officials said Wednesday. Yale and other universities had objected to the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy that allows gay men and women to serve in the military only if they keep their sexual orientation to themselves. Yale Law School had refused to assist military recruiters because the Pentagon wouldn't sign a nondiscrimination pledge. The 2nd U.S....

    04/13/2006 2:47:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies · 2,259+ views
    Mountain States Legal Foundation ^ | April 12, 2006 | William Perry Pendley
    Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld should withhold federal funds from a California college given the failure of the college to ensure the safe presence of military recruiters on campus, the Secretary was advised by a public interest law firm in a letter released today. According to news reports, military recruiters were forced to flee yesterday from a University of California Santa Cruz job fair because of a raucous mob. Mountain States Legal Foundation advised Rumsfeld that the college’s actions violate the Solomon Amendment, which requires that colleges permit military recruiters on campus or lose all federal funds. UC Santa Cruz...
  • Supreme Court Smackdown!

    03/12/2006 1:35:00 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 74 replies · 1,953+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 3/12/06 | Adam Liptak
    HUNDREDS of law professors at the nation's finest law schools, representing the all-but-unanimous views of the legal academy, filed a series of briefs last year on one side of a Supreme Court case. On Web sites and in lecture halls, the professors spoke out about the case, which they called a crucial test for gay rights and free speech. Marshalling their collective intellectual firepower and moral outrage, the professors, from Harvard, Yale and elsewhere, made it sound obvious: Universities should be allowed, they said, to take government money but oppose the military's policies on homosexuality by restricting military recruiting on...
  • The Wisdom of Solomon

    03/08/2006 10:05:37 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 10 replies · 498+ views
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | March 9, 2006 | Debra Saunders
    Law schools that challenged the Solomon Amendment, a federal law passed in 1994 that eliminates federal funding to universities that deny equal access to military recruiters, tried to hide behind noble motives. The Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights, for example, claimed that its support of academic freedom and nondiscrimination required law schools to bar military recruiters from campus because of the military's discriminatory "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays.This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the lawsuit unanimously. As the opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts noted, the Solomon Amendment doesn't, in any way, limit universities' rights...
  • ACLU Expresses Disappointment Over Supreme Court Ruling in Military Recruitment Case

    03/08/2006 6:47:48 AM PST · by Jay777 · 38 replies · 1,157+ views
    ACLU ^ | 7-Mar-06 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON -- The American Civil Liberties Union today expressed disappointment over a Supreme Court ruling that upholds a federal law requiring colleges to allow military recruiters on campus or else lose out on federal funding. The ACLU filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case, Rumsfeld v. FAIR, arguing that it is unconstitutional for Congress to force law schools that object to discrimination against gay people to give the military access to their recruitment programs. The following quote can be attributed to ACLU Legal Director Steven R. Shapiro. “We disagree with the Court’s decision today in Rumsfeld v. FAIR. Universities should...
  • DoD Cites Fairness in Top Court's Ruling on Campus Recruiting

    03/07/2006 4:49:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 350+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 7, 2006 – Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling that military recruiters must have as equal access as other organizations to meet with students on college and university campuses is a matter of fairness, a military official said here today. The court's decision upholds a law that eliminates federal funding for colleges and universities that ban military recruiters from conducting their business on campus. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the Defense Department said the Solomon Amendment, which says military recruiters must have equal access to students like that enjoyed by corporate recruiters and other organizations, said the law was unconstitutional...
  • Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Military Recruiting on College Campus's

    03/06/2006 9:16:57 AM PST · by CGblue · 10 replies · 747+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Monday, March 6, 2006 | Gina Holland
    Supreme Court upholds college military recruiting law By Gina Holland The Associated Press WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that colleges that accept federal money must allow military recruiters on campus, despite university objections to the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays. Justices rejected a free-speech challenge from law school professors who claimed they should not be forced to associate with military recruiters or promote their campus appearances. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the decision, which was unanimous. Law schools had become the latest battleground over the "don't ask, don't tell" policy allowing gay men and...
  • Court Backs Campus Military Recruiters

    03/06/2006 8:41:25 AM PST · by radar101 · 14 replies · 703+ views
    S F Chron ^ | March 6, 2006 | GINA HOLLAND,
    The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that colleges that accept federal money must allow military recruiters on campus, despite university objections to the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays. Justices rejected a free-speech challenge from law school professors who claimed they should not be forced to associate with military recruiters or promote their campus appearances. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the decision, which was unanimous. Law schools had become the latest battleground over the "don't ask, don't tell" policy allowing gay men and women to serve in the military only if they keep their sexual orientation to themselves....
  • Court Upholds Campus Military Recruiting

    03/06/2006 9:36:44 AM PST · by crushelits · 38 replies · 967+ views
    yahoo ^ | March 06, 2006 | GINA HOLLAND
    Court Upholds Campus Military Recruiting The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that colleges that accept federal money must allow military recruiters on campus, despite university objections to the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays.Justices rejected a free-speech challenge from law schools and their professors who claimed they should not be forced to associate with military recruiters or promote their campus appearances.Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the court, said that the campus visits are an effective military recruiting tool."A military recruiter's mere presence on campus does not violate a law school's right to associate, regardless of how repugnant...
  • Breaking - Supreme Court Upholds "Colleges who accept Federal Funds must allow Military Recruiters"

    03/06/2006 7:12:47 AM PST · by Leofl · 339 replies · 13,526+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 03/06/2006 | Leofl
    Just Breaking!!!! Supreme Court Upholds "Colleges who accept Federal Funds must allow Military Recruiters"
  • After Action Report: Pro Solomon Amendment Rally at U.S. Supreme Court

    12/12/2005 8:14:59 AM PST · by trooprally · 37 replies · 1,884+ views
    Trooprally | Dec. 12,2005 | [Mr] Trooprally
    Tuesday, Dec. 6,2005, U.S. Supreme Court [If you cannot view pictures in thread, I posted album link. The pictures are in no particular order, so look numer in "DC2005xx.jpg" pic name for order. Still a newbie in posting pics in a thread.] We, [Mr & Mrs] trooprally (We share the 'trooprally' screen name) arrived at the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C. about 11:50 AM.ready to counter protest the noon time anti Solomon Amendment/antiwar protesters. We were greeted by about 50 Media people with cameras all set up. Boy I thought to myself, this is going to be BIG....

    12/11/2005 5:35:01 AM PST · by ncountylee · 42 replies · 1,585+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 11, 2005 | george will
    December 11, 2005 -- THE entitlement mentality produces petulant insistence on an ever-higher ratio of rights to responsibilities. Unsurprisingly, this mentality flourishes on campuses, where tenured faculty and privileged students live entitled lives supported by the taxes and generosity of others. The mentality was on vivid display in the Supreme Court last Tuesday when an association of 36 law schools and faculties asserted an audacious entitlement. Many schools bar military recruiters because the schools oppose the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that prevents openly gay people from serving in the military. The schools asked the court to declare unconstitutional, as...
  • Military Recruiting Bans Seem Doomed

    12/07/2005 8:38:36 AM PST · by An Old Man · 60 replies · 1,936+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12-07-05 | David G. Savage
    The Supreme Court justices signaled Tuesday that they would uphold the military's right to recruit on college campuses and at law schools, despite its policy of excluding openly gay people from its ranks. Excerpt only See link for full article!
  • Justices Hear Military Recruiting Case

    12/06/2005 11:12:05 AM PST · by Pikamax · 10 replies · 579+ views
    AP ^ | 12/06/05 | GINA HOLLAND
    By GINA HOLLAND Associated Press Writer Dec 06 11:37 AM US/Eastern WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court appeared ready Tuesday to uphold a law that says colleges cannot turn away military recruiters in protest of the Pentagon's policy on gays if the universities also want to receive federal money. New Chief Justice John Roberts said schools unhappy with the "don't ask, don't tell" policy have a simple solution: turn down federal cash. ADVERTISEMENT And Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is retiring, said colleges can post disclaimers on campus noting their objections to military policy. Law school campuses have become the latest...

    12/06/2005 12:11:59 PM PST · by Liberate California · 6 replies · 455+ views
    San Francisco PD informed me of this | 3 Dec 05 |
    December 6th Nationwide Protests to Say College, Not Combat 12/03/2005 PROTEST IN SAN FRANCISCO AGAINST SOLOMON AMENDMENT AND MILITARY RECRUITMENT On Tuesday, December 6th, the US Supreme Court will begin to decide the constitutionality of the Solomon Amendment, which denies federal funding for schools that don't allow military recruitment on campus in the case of FAIR v Rumsfeld. Students and activists in the Campus Antiwar Network, and many other people nationwide, will hold rallies and marches in solidarity with the counter-recruitment activists in the Supreme Court case. In San Francisco, a rally will be held at Justin Herman Plaza (near...
  • The Wisdom of Solomon

    12/04/2005 9:48:46 PM PST · by Daralundy · 6 replies · 673+ views
    OpinionJournal ^ | December 5, 2005 | GERALD WALPIN
    Law schools adopt an Orwellian theory in an effort to keep the military out. Imagine a college accepting your donation, then saying that you cannot have the same access to the school as all other alumni--but that you must continue making donations. Unbelievable? But that is what most law schools now claim: The U.S. government must continue funding universities to the tune of hundreds of millions, despite their decision to deny military recruiters the same access to students granted to all other recruiters. Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear FAIR v. Rumsfeld, an appeal from a 2-1 decision by the...
  • Supreme Court takes up military campus recruitment dispute (Gay Rights, Recruitment Case)

    12/05/2005 10:43:59 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 12 replies · 762+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 5, 2005 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court confronts a gay rights issue this week, in a case that asks whether law schools can bar military recruiters because of the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Each fall recruiters of all types jam law schools seeking top students in job fairs, receptions and interview sessions. Justices will decide whether universities that accept government money must accommodate the military even if the schools forbid the participation of recruiters from public agencies and private companies that have discriminatory policies. It is the first time that the court has dealt with a gay-rights related case since...
  • Future of Campus (Harvard) Military Recruiting Hangs in Balance at Supreme Court

    12/04/2005 7:07:16 PM PST · by rface · 31 replies · 1,297+ views
    Harvard Crimson (Massachusetts) ^ | Sunday, December 04, 2005 6:28 PM | DANIEL J. HEMEL
    The future of military recruiting at Harvard Law School hangs in the balance as the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments in the high-profile Solomon Amendment case Tuesday morning. In case you’ve tuned out three years of protests and press conferences on campus, here’s the issue in a nutshell: the Solomon Amendment, first passed by Congress in 1994, blocks federal funding for universities that limit military recruitment. It poses a dilemma for Harvard Law School, which requires all on-campus recruiters to sign a pledge saying they won’t discriminate against gays and lesbians. The military, which bars gays and lesbians...
  • Protest antiwar hippies when SCOTUS decides if Solomon amendmentis Legal on Dec 6th

    11/27/2005 4:07:35 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 5 replies · 787+ views
    December 6th, 2005 National Day of Counter-Recruitment December 6, 2005, is the day that the Supreme Court decides whether or not the Soloman Act, which requires schools to allow recruiters on campus, or lose federal funding. Armed Forces Recruiting Stations may be targeted for anti-military demonstrations. Anti-military protestors are planning to demonstrate at the Library Mall, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, at 2 PM. They will then proceed to the Armed Forces Recruitment Center on University Square or the ROTC office. Also demonstrations to take place on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. Counter demonstrations by those in support...
  • Let PBS Believe In God, Not The Taxpayer

    11/23/2005 2:53:26 PM PST · by Dr.Syn · 6 replies · 834+ views ^ | November 23, 2005 | Dan Sargis
      Let PBS Believe In God, Not The TaxpayerNovember 24, 2005 The establishment of “The Public Broadcasting Act of 1967” is unconstitutional and all public funding of the CPB (Corporation for Public Broadcasting), PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) and NPR (National Public Radio) should immediately cease.  The government funding of the CPB and its affiliates violates a sane person’s right to be free from coercive propaganda.  For those of you who might consider this nutty, please dumb-down to the level of U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton and learn to read the First Amendment through the eyes of this judicial analphabet. For those of...
  • Columbia Plays Dirty Pool (Sabotaging JAG Recruiting at Law School)

    10/25/2005 6:18:40 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 12 replies · 821+ views
    Columbia Spectator ^ | today | John Matteus
    Law school incidents don’t garner much coverage in this undergrad newspaper, but, given the situation I found last Friday, October 7th, I believe this incident should be an exception. First, some background. At Columbia Law, the Career Services Office offers second and third year law students the opportunity to interview with prospective employers on campus. Columbia posts interview dates online, and students sign up online; generally, employers have limited time frames (one day, maybe two), and slots fill up quickly. Employers take these interviews seriously. Additionally, Columbia is currently locked in a Supreme Court case over the Solomon Amendment. The...
  • Supreme Court to Hear Case on Military Recruiters' Access to Colleges

    10/17/2005 5:53:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 448+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 17, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2005 – A case concerning colleges' right to receive federal funding but bar military recruiters from campuses because of disagreements over homosexual policy is scheduled to be argued before the Supreme Court this session. The 1996 "Solomon Amendment" provides for the government to deny federal funding to institutions of higher learning if they prevent ROTC or military recruitment on campus. In December, the court will hear a case arguing that the law impinges on the free speech rights of colleges and law schools. "The Solomon Amendment establishes that for military recruiting, which is an important public function,...
  • HLS To Cooperate With Military Recruiters.

    09/27/2005 2:53:49 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 7 replies · 458+ views
    Harvard Crimson ^ | 09/21/05 | DANIEL J. HEMEL and JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ
    HLS To Cooperate With Military Recruiters Kagan reverses policy after Pentagon threatens to cut off millions in federal grants By DANIEL J. HEMEL and JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ Crimson Staff Writers Harvard Law School will actively cooperate with military recruiters this fall, despite the Pentagon’s refusal to sign the school’s nondiscrimination pledge, Dean Elena Kagan announced last night. Kagan’s announcement marks a reversal of her November 2004 decision to bar Pentagon recruiters from using the law school’s Office of Career Services. For most of the last 26 years, the office has only provided its resources to recruiters who promise not to...
  • JAGS Not Welcome (Top US law schools try to figure out a way around the Solomon Amendment)

    09/27/2005 7:40:37 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 39 replies · 1,329+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 27, 2005 | Scott Johnson
    WHEN NAVY JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL RECRUITER Brian Whitaker visited Yale Law School in October 2003 to meet with students interested in serving as Navy lawyers, his reaction must have been something like that of the man who was tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail; if it weren't for the honor of the thing, he'd probably rather have passed on it. Virtually all Yale law students had signed a petition vowing that they would not meet with Whitaker or other JAG recruiters. The petition was publicly displayed inside the law school as part of a protest...

    09/27/2005 9:56:55 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 3 replies · 388+ views
    Jag Central website ^ | September 17, 2005 | unknown
    Inside Higher Ed has this story about the government enforcing the Solomon Amendment against New York Law School. (The other law schools are Vermont and William Mitchell). Thanks to TaxProf Paul L. Caron and Todd Zywicki of the Volokh Conspiracy for the link. Those blogs point out that all three law schools are independent, so their decision to bar military recruiters did not hurt other departments of the same university. If Arkansas or UCLA or any other University-based law school denied access to recruiters, the SA says that all federal funds could be cut off from the whole university.
  • The Wisdom of Solomon? The right to bear armies-(military recruiting 1st SCOTUS case for Roberts)

    07/22/2005 1:14:03 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 467+ views
    Should law schools be allowed to block military recruiters from campus? That's one of the first questions John Roberts will decide as a Supreme Court justice, should the Senate confirm him. The case, called Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic Rights, concerns the constitutionality of the Solomon Act, which mandates that law schools will lose their federal funding if they ban military recruiters. In 2003, a coalition of schools sued. Last year, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in their favor and declared the Solomon Act unconstitutional. The Supreme Court is scheduled to take up the matter in hearings beginning...
  • Cinnamon Stillwell: Supporting The Troops? Not On Campus

    05/04/2005 5:09:58 AM PDT · by StoneGiant · 2 replies · 345+ views ^ | 5/4/2005 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    OPINION: Supporting The Troops? Not On Campus - Cinnamon Stillwell Wednesday, May 4, 2005 It's been a tough couple years for America's antiwar movement. Unable to effect change at the ballot box and frustrated by the lack of popular support for its agenda, the antiwar crowd has turned its sights on the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and other military recruitment on college campuses across the country. It's becoming increasingly common for antiwar activists to stage protests and disruptions at college job fairs involving military recruiters. The greater Bay Area, in particular, has become a locus for such activity, with...
  • Justices take on military recruiting case

    05/03/2005 7:42:27 AM PDT · by Radix · 11 replies · 432+ views
    Yahoo, news services ^ | 2 May 2005 | Ann Rostow
    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether Congress has the right to withhold federal funds from colleges and universities that refuse to allow military recruiters full access to their students. Last November, a divided three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a coalition of law schools that had challenged the so-called Solomon Amendment. Passed in 1992, and named for New York Rep. Gerald Solomon, the amendment said that no public college or university could bar military recruiters if the institution also wanted to qualify for federal research dollars. Throughout the Clinton...
  • High court to review colleges’ bar on recruiters

    05/02/2005 3:39:17 PM PDT · by pabianice · 3 replies · 325+ views
    Associated Press | 5/2/05 | Yen
    The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider whether colleges and universities may bar military recruiters from their campuses without fear of losing federal funds. Justices will review a lower court ruling in favor of 25 law schools that restricted recruiters in protest of the Pentagon’s policy of excluding openly gay people from military service. That ruling, by the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, invalidated a 1994 federal law requiring law schools to give the military full access or else lose their federal funding. The appeals court ruled that the law infringed on law schools’ free speech rights....
  • U.S. Judge: No Yale Law Clerks

    02/25/2005 2:54:29 PM PST · by stan_sipple · 32 replies · 1,154+ views
    The National Law Journal ^ | 2-25 | Dee McAree
    A federal judge in Alabama has announced that he will not consider Yale Law School students for federal clerkships because of the school's decision to deny military recruiters equal access to its campus. The school and the U.S. Department of Defense have been embroiled in a legal fight over the issue, with the school this month announcing that it would return to its nondiscriminatory recruiting policy that will, in effect, limit access to military recruiters who deny enlistment to homosexuals. Not everyone was happy about the school's position. In a recent letter to his alma mater, Senior Judge William M....
  • Ruling That Colleges Can Bar Military Recruiters Faces Fight

    02/06/2005 6:04:41 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 15 replies · 482+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 6, 2005 | John Files
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 - The House has approved a measure calling for the government to contest a federal court decision that educational institutions have a First Amendment right to keep military recruiters off their campuses to protest the policy of excluding gays from military service. "Congress encourages the executive branch to follow the doctrine of non-acquiescence and not find a decision affecting one jurisdiction to be binding on other jurisdictions," said the resolution, which was approved on Wednesday. The Justice Department said Friday that it planned to ask the Supreme Court to hear an appeal on the recruitment issue, allowing...
  • Army Recruiters, Go Home (3 Letters)

    12/04/2004 7:09:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 30 replies · 2,097+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 5, 2004
    To the Editor: Re "Colleges Can Bar Army Recruiters" (front page, Nov. 30): As a law student, I take issue with the Justice Department's claim that law schools "discriminate" against the military by refusing to allow its recruiters on campus. On the contrary, my law school (New York University School of Law) and others have the eminently nonselective policy of excluding all employers from campus that discriminate on the basis of race, sex and sexual orientation. Employers who wish to recruit on campus are free to abandon their discriminatory policies. Supporters of the Solomon Amendment, the law at issue in...
  • 3rd Circuit: Colleges may bar military recruiters from campus (plus opinion it will make you dizzy)

    12/03/2004 2:14:34 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 33 replies · 1,759+ views
    AP ^ | 11.30.04 | AP
    PHILADELPHIA — Colleges and universities can ban military recruiters from campus without fear of losing government funds, a federal appeals court has ruled. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday struck down a decade-old federal law known as the Solomon Amendment, saying it infringed on the free-speech rights of law schools that had sought to limit on-campus recruiting in response to the military's ban on homosexuals. Previous Federal court won't dismiss challenge to military-recruiting rule Ruling in a lawsuit brought by a coalition of 25 law schools around the country, a three-judge panel decided 2-1 that the government's threat...
  • Judges Ambush Military Recruiters (Court tells universities that federal grants are a right)

    12/01/2004 12:19:35 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 927+ views
    The American Spectator/American Prowler ^ | 12/1/2004 | Jeremie Arthur
    Nearly a decade ago, then Congressman Gerald Solomon (R-N.Y.) introduced legislation that restricted the provision of federal funds to institutions of higher education that prohibit or effectively prevent recruiters from the nation's military services from having equal access to students for the purposes of military recruiting. As amended, the law currently prescribes disbursements to all parts of a university if any of its component parts, such as its law school, attempt to obstruct military recruitment efforts. A legal action was filed by various law schools, law professors, and law students who oppose current federal laws and policies regarding military service...
  • Harvard Law to bar military recruiters

    11/30/2004 7:10:30 PM PST · by quantim · 36 replies · 747+ views
    Ap/ ^ | 11/30/2004, 9:29 p.m. ET | The Associated Press
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard Law School will return to a policy that keeps the military from recruiting on campus in the wake of a federal court decision allowing colleges and universities to bar recruiters without fear of losing federal money.Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan said the decision, effective Tuesday, will allow the school to enforce its nondiscrimination policy without exception, "including to the military services."Harvard had forbidden any recruiter from campus — military or otherwise — that couldn't sign off on the school's nondiscrimination policy. Harvard, like other schools, said the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy was...
  • Colleges Can Bar Army Recruiters

    11/29/2004 7:19:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 76 replies · 4,702+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 30, 2004 | ADAM LIPTAK
    Universities may bar military recruiters from their campuses without risking the loss of federal money, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday. A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in Philadelphia, found that educational institutions have a First Amendment right to keep military recruiters off their campuses to protest the Defense Department policy of excluding gays from military service. The 2-to-1 decision relied in large part on a decision in 2000 by the United States Supreme Court to allow the Boy Scouts to exclude gay scoutmasters. Just as the Scouts have a First Amendment...
  • School recruiters meet resistance

    12/19/2003 9:49:07 AM PST · by vladog · 89 replies · 193+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12/19/03 | By Tommy Nguyen
    School recruiters meet resistance By Tommy Nguyen | Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor SAN FRANCISCO – Last summer Mark Spencer's 17-year-old son received a phone call from a military recruiter. Mr. Spencer told the recruiter not to call his son again. An hour later, the recruiter called their Mesquite, Texas, residence a second time. The next week he left phone messages. "It's a predatory practice," says Spencer, "to keep calling students even if their parents object." Predatory practice or civic responsibility? The government, parents, and some school districts disagree. "It's a George W. Bush thing," says Santa Cruz, Calif.,...
  • Liberal Academics Get What They Ask For

    12/09/2003 12:24:51 PM PST · by jimkress · 8 replies · 139+ views
    CATO ^ | December 9, 2003 | David E. Bernstein
    December 9, 2003 Liberal Academics Get What They Ask For by David E. BernsteinDavid E. Bernstein is professor of law at George Mason University and author of the new book, "You Can't Say That! The Growing Threat to Civil Liberties from Antidiscrimination Laws" (Cato Institute, 2003).Liberals are up in arms over the Solomon Amendment because it prohibits universities that receive federal funding from discriminating against military recruiters who must follow the anti-gay "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Liberals don't like that policy, don't want it, and argue that the Solomon Amendment interferes with their right to set university rules that...
  • Judge upholds suit seeking to block military recruiting on campus [Military discriminates against..]

    11/06/2003 10:57:30 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies · 141+ views
    <p>NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge rejected a Defense Department bid to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to prevent the government from withholding financial aid to colleges that refuse to allow military recruiters on campus.</p> <p>But while allowing the challenge to continue, U.S. District Judge John C. Lifland refused to issue a preliminary injunction that would immediately bar the government from enforcing the 1996 Solomon Amendment, which directed the withholding of funds.</p>
  • Gays at Yale Law file suit against DoD

    10/31/2003 5:06:40 PM PST · by nwrep · 15 replies · 224+ views
    Middletown Press ^ | October 31, 2003 | MARY E. O’LEARY
    Special to The Press 10/31/2003 NEW HAVEN -- Students at Yale Law School filed their own suit Thursday challenging the constitutionality and application of the Solomon Amendment, which has forced the law school to compromise its nondiscrimination policies since 2002. A majority of the law school’s professors filed a similar suit earlier this month, but this is the first challenge to exclusively represent the interests of students. "Our position is this is not something that just affects gay students. "This is something that goes to the law school being able to protect its principles of nondiscrimination," said Adam Sofen, 24,...
  • Yale sues over recruiters’ campus access

    10/18/2003 11:34:57 AM PDT · by pabianice · 25 replies · 105+ views
    Defense News ^ | 10/17/03 | Gillespie
    <p>HARTFORD, Conn. — Faculty members at Yale University’s law school sued Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld over a federal policy requiring the school to give the military full access to recruit on campus.</p> <p>The faculty members say the policy violates the First Amendment, arguing that because the military won’t sign an anti-discrimination pledge, Yale should not have to provide access to its student career development office.</p>
  • Yale vs. U.S. Military, Round 2

    10/17/2003 6:20:48 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 126+ views ^ | Friday, October 17, 2003 | Scott W. Johnson
    Yale vs. U.S. Military, Round 2By Scott W. | October 17, 2003 When Navy Judge Advocate General recruiter Brian Whitaker visited Yale Law School on October 9 to meet with students interested in serving as Navy lawyers, his reception was not unlike that of the man who was tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail; if it weren't for the honor of the thing, he’d probably rather have passed on it.Virtually all law students signed a petition that they would not meet with Whitaker or other JAG recruiters.  The petition was publicly displayed inside the...
  • TEDDY'S DOING: The Grove and Academe (lib schools get tax-money, defy Feds)

    09/26/2003 5:23:04 AM PDT · by Liz · 3 replies · 201+ views
    WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | Friday, September 26, 2003 | OPINION
    <p>Liberal law schools want to defy federal policy while taking federal money.</p> <p>Don't ask, don't tell. That's the policy toward homosexuals, instituted during the Clinton administration, that has made the U.S. military unwelcome on many of our nation's campuses. It's also behind a federal lawsuit just filed against the Defense Department by an organization of law schools and legal scholars. The organization says that don't-ask-don't-tell conflicts with the antidiscrimination codes on most campuses and that these campuses should thus be able to keep military recruiters out.</p>
  • Yale students protest military recruiters over policy on gays

    10/04/2002 6:31:33 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 19 replies · 277+ views
    WTNH-TV, New Haven, CT ^ | October 4, 2002 | WTNH Staff
    (New Haven-WTNH, Oct. 4, 2002 Updated 6:15 PM) _ Military recruiters came under attack by dozens of Yalies Friday. A group of students and professors says the military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy clashes with the university's anti-discrimination policy. It's a quiet protest that several Yale Law School students and professors hope will speak volumes. They're defending the universities non-discrimination policy. "When we see Department of Defense kind of strong arming us, trying to push us away from that principal, people stand up and say no were not going to allow that to happen," Yale student Matt Alsdorf said. Since...