08 March 2006
The US Supreme Court ruled that law schools receiving federal money cannot deny military recruiters access and services on campus. This includes services such as scheduling, email, and other communications. Chief Justice Roberts went on to say that this only regulates conduct, not speech, so a school is still free to voice opposition to the military's discriminatory policies and even help students organize demonstrations.
The NPR report I heard gave the example of posting protest signs right outside the room that they gave the recruiter. If they are sending emails and posting flyers for the recruiters, I think they should be free to include their own footers on all communications disclaiming their endorsement of this organization's discriminatory nature as well.
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