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  •  It is horrid (0+ / 0-)

    I am sorry, but the idea that Congress has the power to compel private universities to accept the recruiters, that they could do it directly without the use of the stick and carrot...I find that very problematic, particularly in light of the Hurley and Dale decisions.  

    For there our captors demanded of us songs, And our tormentors mirth, saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion."

    by Alec82 on Mon Jan 03, 2011 at 12:43:24 PM PST

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    •  But what if ... (0+ / 0-)

      ... this is truly limited to the military context?

      •  In principle.. (1+ / 0-)
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        ...I reject that; I don't think that can possibly be right, except under exigent circumstances.  

        And I don't believe that it would be limited; the military is a very big thing.  Will the Supreme Court be intervening to determine that the university may or may not object to defense contractor research being conducted on campus, even when they go to great lengths to cut off federal funding?

        For there our captors demanded of us songs, And our tormentors mirth, saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion."

        by Alec82 on Mon Jan 03, 2011 at 12:51:03 PM PST

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        •  Yeah, that frightens me too. (3+ / 0-)
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          Did we really get eight Justices to say "if Congress says the military needs it, then private entities must yield"?

          •  Reading that decision.. (1+ / 0-)
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            ...I am not sure; it certainly opens up a can of worms, and suggests that Congress does indeed enjoy that power.  

            For there our captors demanded of us songs, And our tormentors mirth, saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion."

            by Alec82 on Mon Jan 03, 2011 at 01:07:51 PM PST

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