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March 7, 2006
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The U.S. Supreme Court upheld an amendment that would cut federal higher education funds to colleges and universities that refuse to allow military recruiters on campus. The court’s unanimous decision upholding the Solomon Amendment rejected the free-speech argument made by some schools based on the military’s ban on openly gay soldiers. Jews had followed the case because it pit traditional views on gay rights in large parts of the community against their interest in curbing some freedoms of speech, such as virulently anti-Israel rhetoric in higher education.

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