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During its next term in October, the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the issue of whether federal funding can be withheld from colleges that deny access to military recruiters. The case reached the high court after a November decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit effectively gave 31 law schools suing the Pentagon the right to block recruiters without having to worry about losing government funding. The appeals court ruled that a 1994 federal law known as the Solomon Amendment–which requires colleges receiving federal aid to provide access to military recruiters–violated the “free-speech rights” of schools.

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