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Justices uphold military recruiting on campuses

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that universities that accept federal money must allow military recruiters on campus, even if they oppose the Pentagon's policy barring people who are openly homosexual from serving. Minnesota Daily

The decision was unanimous to uphold the Solomon Amendment, as the fund-blocking provision had become known. This was a setback, although hardly unexpected, to a coalition of law schools that had brought the constitutional challenge. The schools had sought to deny military recruiters access to job fairs and other placement activities, citing the policy of the institutions' governing body, the American Association of Law Schools. Since 1991, the AALS has required adherence to a nondiscrimination policy on sexual orientation as a condition of membership.

Although military recruiters are allowed in the Law School, signs stating the school’s stance on the Solomon debate are posted outside rooms used for recruitment.