Supreme Court Derails Law School Challenge to Military Recruiters: In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court said Monday that universities and colleges that take federal money have to allow military recruiters on campus, regardless of objections to DOD policies by university employees or faculty members. Rejecting a free-speech challenge by Harvard, which refused to provide office space in its law school for recruiters because it objected to Pentagon policies regarding gays in the military, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote, “A recruiter’s mere presence on campus does not violate a law school’s right to associate, regardless of how repugnant the law school considers the recruiter’s message. The court upheld the Solomon Amendment, which mandates that universities give the military the same access as other recruiters or forfeit federal funds.
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