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John Adams Blog

The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Thursday, February 10, 2005

A dose of their own medicine

Senior U.S. District Judge William Acker Jr., a federal judge in Alabama, has told Yale Law School he won't accept its graduates for clerkships because the school blocks military recruiters from campus.

Judge Acker, a Yale graduate himself, explained his decision in a letter to the law school's Dean Harold Koh.

Acker wrote that he was exercising the same freedom of speech that the faculty claims is violated by enforcement of the Solomon amendment, which requires schools to provide access to military recruiters or lose federal funding, including student loans.

In response to the faculty's position, Acker said Yale Law School students need not apply to work for him. See article.

Bravo, bravo Judge Acker!