Wednesday, October 12, 2005

We like money, we don't like the military 

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) has weighed in on Rumsfeld v. FAIR, a case about to be heard before the Supreme Court. They argue that it's hypocritical to take millions of federal dollars and bar recruiters from campuses. Rumsfeld v Fair is a case about the Solomon Amendment, which requires the recruiters to be on campus as long as the school gets federal aid. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Solomon unconstitutional. Harvard has already relented and permitted recruiters, pending the results of this case. As I noted earlier, if these schools have a real strong reason to oppose the military, all they need to do is send back the money.