Yale Law School Bans JAG Recruiters

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  1. ScreamingEagle
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    http://www.yaledailynews.com/article.asp?AID=28155

    "Only days before the Judge Advocate General recruiting season is set to begin, Yale Law School officials announced yesterday they will bar military recruiters from the school after years of legal wrangling and campus protests.

    This decision, which was announced through a school-wide e-mail, came in response to a Connecticut District Court ruling on Monday in a lawsuit filed by Yale faculty members against the Department of Defense. After reviewing summary judgment claims, U.S. District Judge Janet Hall ruled that the Solomon Amendment -- which blocked federal funding to schools that banned military recruiters from campus -- was unconstitutional as applied to the Yale Law School. In her decision, Hall said the amendment "is not narrowly tailored to advance a compelling government interest, and thus unjustifiably burdens the Faculty Members' First Amendment right of expressive association."
     
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    The District judge (Janet Hall) is full of :bs1:, IMO. How does a lack of federal funding detract from free speech?!?
     
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    Looks like Congress may be reacting:

    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=sto...lution_makes_no_sense_at_all__says_sldn155_xm

     
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    So it turns out that this isn't a dispute about the war. It's just another underhanded attempt by shysters and academia to push homosexuals into the mainstream.

    It's time to amend the constitution and put this issue back in the closet once and for all.
     
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    I guess Yale figures that military personnel don't deserve adequate and capable attorneys to defend them.
     

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