Thursday, September 22, 2005
Following up on yesterday's post about Harvard's decision to reverse its position and allow the military to recruit at the law school after the Pentagon threatened to withhold federal grants under the Solomon Amendment: Doug Lederman has a wonderful article in today's Inside Higher Ed summarizing the arguments in the briefs filed by yesterday's deadline in the Supreme Court case challenging the constitutionality of the Solomon Amendment, Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights (04-1152):
A broad array of institutions, law students and professors, and other groups have weighed in with legal arguments on behalf both of the federal government and of the law schools that are challenging the law.
Briefs Supporting Constitutionality of Solomon Amendment:
- Amicus Brief of 32 Law Professors and 57 Law Students at Over Two Dozen Law Schools (led by George Mason Dean Daniel Polsby)
- Amicus Brief of Attorneys General of Eleven States (Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and West Virginia)
Briefs Challenging Constitutionality of Solomon Amendment:
For a copy of the 3rd Circuit's decision, see here.