Thursday, September 22, 2005

Under Threat, Harvard Law to Allow Military Recruiters

From the Harvard Crimson:
Harvard Law School will actively cooperate with military recruiters this fall, despite the Pentagon’s refusal to sign the school’s nondiscrimination pledge, Dean Elena Kagan announced this evening.

Kagan’s announcement marks a reversal of her November 2004 decision to bar Pentagon recruiters from using the law school’s Office of Career Services. For most of the last 26 years, the office has only provided its resources to recruiters who promise not to discriminate against gay and lesbian employees and job applicants. The Pentagon’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy prohibits gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.

In an e-mail to students and faculty this evening, Kagan wrote that the Pentagon had notified the University this summer that it would withhold most federal grants to Harvard unless the Law School altered its policy to allow military recruiters access to the resources of the career services office. Harvard receives more than $400 million per year in federal grants.
It seems that what goes around comes around. The threat of withholding Federal money has been used by liberals to force colleges and universities to abide by Title 9 gender quotas in their sports programs, and by an unfortunate coalition of liberals and conservatives to force states to adopt a 21 year old drinking age.

So we see no reason why politically correct liberals in elite law schools should be exempt from having to abide by Federal policy.

If liberals now start complaining about how evil and oppressive this is, the hypocrisy will be stunningly obvious.

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