Supreme Court Upholds Campus Recruiting

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously this morning that colleges accepting federal education aid must allow military recruiters on campus, even if they have objections to the Department of Defense’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

In doing so, the court rejected the free speech argument offered by the law schools who had sued the military in the case. Chief Justice Roberts, writing for the court, stated that “A military recruiter’s mere presence on campus does not violate a law school’s right to associate, regardless of how repugnant the law school considers the recruiter’s message.”