Monday, March 06, 2006

Right On! Supreme Court Upholds Campus Military Recruiting

Roberts selection to court pays off!(Not really since it was a unanimous decision, but he may have had some influence as to why it was decided that way).
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 the law school considers the recruiter's message," he
wrote.


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.The Rest

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