Professor Zengerle Remarks on Supreme Court Ruling in Rumsfeld v. FAIR

A Washington Times article cited remarks by Professor Joseph Zengerle in an article about the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Rumsfeld v. FAIR in which the justices unanimously upheld a federal law that permits the government to withhold funds from universities that deny military recruiters the same access to students that is allowed other potential employers. The Court's decision closely follows the amicus brief filed by members of the George Mason law school community.

Military ban on campus rejected; Court upholds law denying funding, The Washington Times, March 7, 2006. By Guy Taylor.

"Joseph Zengerle of George Mason University School of Law - the only law school to publicly side with the government in the case - said the ruling fits within a high court pattern of giving 'great deference to the military and how it organizes itself and handles its policies.'

"Citing the ongoing war on terror, Mr. Zengerle, a Vietnam veteran who heads a clinic giving free assistance to military personnel and their families, added, 'The closer you are to a hot war, the more deference the court is going to give the executive branch and Congress in handling national security matters.'"