Brilliant Legal Minds
Quote of the day: "Thirty-six leading law schools, on the assumption that doing so would help them, have just advised the United States Supreme Court that contemporary American legal education bears meaningful comparison to a Klan assembly."
This comes from an article about the case of Rumsfeld v. FAIR, in which law schools argue that being forced to allow the military to recruit on equal footing with other employers as a condition of federal aid to their Universities violates their First Amendment rights. Never mind that the same law schools are free to protest those appearances, or make clear they don't agree with "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", or even refuse the government aid. FAIR's position seems to be that the government shouldn't be allowed to attach conditions to the federal aid, even though this was a tactic they were extremely fond of when it came to forcing schools to institute affirmative action (think Grove City).
Frankly, as the article notes, it makes me wonder about the value of my legal education.