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Dean Daniel Polsby Debates Professor William Eskridge on Solomon Amendment


The American Constitution Society's Blog (ACSBlog) hosted an online debate on the Solomon Amendment between George Mason Law School Dean Daniel Polsby and Yale Law Professor William Eskridge. William Eskridge is a board member of FAIR (Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights), and he presented arguments against the constitutionality of the Solomon Amendment. Dean Polsby has helped file an Amicus Brief to support military recruitment, and he argued in favor of the amendment.

On Tuesday, December 6, 2005, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in FAIR v. Rumsfeld (Docket No. 04-1152). The question presented in this case is whether the court of appeals erred in holding that the Solomon Amendment (which withholds federal funds from institutions of higher education that deny military recruiters access to campuses and students) likely violates the 1st Amendment to the Constitution.

Read the full story: Eskridge, Polsby Debate Solomon Amendment Case (November 28, 2005)


Related Links:

Unanimous Supreme Court Upholds Solomon Amendment

Professor Joseph Zengerle Continues To Support Military in Debate Over Solomon Amendment

George Mason Law School Faculty and Students File Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court Supporting Military Recruitment on Campus

Brief Amicus Curiae of Law Professors and Law Students in Support of Petitioners, Rumsfeld v. F.A.I.R (PDF)

Lacking the Wisdom of Solomon: Law Professors' Misguided Opposition to the Solomon Amendment By GMU Professor Peter Berkowitz, National Review Online, December 5, 2005.

Military on Campus Splits Law Faculties (The National Law Journal, 09-07-2005)

Future of Campus Military Recruiting Hangs in Balance at High Court From: The Crimson, Sunday December 4, 2005

Joseph Zengerle, Executive Director of the Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers (CLAS), appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal to discuss Military Recruiting on Campus, Sunday, August 28, 2005.

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