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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....
  • RUMSFELD ASKED TO DENY FUNDS TO CALIFORNIA COLLEGE

    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....
  • ACADEMIA'S ARROGANCE

    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 PROTEST IN SAN FRANCISCO AGAINST SOLOMON AMENDMENT AND MILITARY RECRUITMENT

    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 | Indymedia.org
    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
    dansargis.org ^ | 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...