Monday, March 06, 2006

Solomon Amendment Upheld

In a huge 8-0 decision by the US Supreme Court with the decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts, universities that accept federal aid money must allow military recruiters on their campuses.

From FoxNews with a hat tip to Right Nation.

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.
While the "don't ask, don't tell" policy is the legal focus of this battle, don't kid yourself that many of the university elites are looking for any excuse to inhibit the military.
College leaders have said they could not afford to lose federal help, some $35 billion a year.
We shall see who wins out in this internal tug of war between the academics pandering for the money and those leftists grouching over everything military.

Actually, I think it would be great if the recruiters could go on campus and we didn't give the leftists a dime.

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