7) In Rumsfeld, many top law schools and law faculties argued that the Solomon Amendment
This historical case study provides legal scholars, faculty, administrators, students, and general readers with a resource for understanding the legislative and litigative history of the Solomon Amendment
and the Supreme Court decisions upholding it.
That response sparked a sharp, intriguing exchange with Sessions over provisions of the Solomon Amendment
, which requires that universities that receive federal financing give full access to the military.
Tobias Barrington Wolff--who wrote the chapter on the Solomon Amendment
for this book--is a professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania and was the LGBT policy advisor to the Obama campaign in 2008.
In 2006 the Supreme Court ruled the Solomon Amendment
constitutional with an 8-0 decision.
Specifically, the law schools challenged, as a breach of their right to speak out against the military's policies on gays, a statutory provision known as the Solomon Amendment
which required, under threat of losing federal funds, that institutions of higher education provide military recruiters access to students "that is at least equal in quality and scope" to that "provided to any other employer.
Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Solomon Amendment
in FAIR v.
Congress responded in 1996 by passing the Solomon Amendment
, which demands that all institutions of higher education provide the same access to military recruiters that they provide to any other employer.
In 1994, Congress responded in its annual defense appropriation bill by adopting what is now commonly known as the Solomon Amendment
The Solomon Amendment
already strips federal funding from schools that bar discriminatory military recruiters.
Attorney Quinlivan was among the employees that received a Distinguished Service Award for spearheading the Department's efforts in the appellate courts and Supreme Court in successfully defending the constitutionality of the Solomon Amendment
, Rumsfeld v.
In a decision of great significance to judge advocate recruiting and therefore to the Judge Advocate General's Corps, the United States Supreme Court unanimously upheld the constitutionality of the Solomon Amendment
in Rumsfeld v.