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Friday, December 09, 2005

Weekly Legal News Update

I guess that as a law student I ought to at least think about law once in a while.

I guess the big stir around the school these days is over the Court's hearing of the Solomon Amendment case. For those of you unfamiliar, this controversy revolves around the question of whether the federal government can revoke federal funding if the university fails to provide equal access to military recruiters in school-sponsored job interview programs.

The universities are balking at allowing this access because they fundamentally disagree with the "don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding homosexuality. A circuit court ruling last year barred enforcement claiming that it compelled the universities to express an unwanted message.

You can find a Yale professor who believes that we shouldn't paternalistically protect students from this worldview here.

You can find a number of briefs describing why it's unconstitutional here.

Actually the easiest way to do this is to look here. That should give you an idea about both sides of the debate.


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