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February 10, 2005

Sauce for the goose

From The Birmingham News:

An Alabama federal judge has told Yale Law School he won't accept its graduates for clerkships because the school blocks military recruiters from campus.

Senior U.S. District Judge William Acker Jr., a Yale graduate, explained his decision in a Monday letter to the law school's Dean Harold Koh.

Acker wrote that he was exercising the same freedom of speech that U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall supported when she ruled Jan. 31. She backed the faculty's claim that their rights to free speech were violated by enforcement of the Solomon amendment, which requires schools to provide access to military recruiters or lose federal funding, including student loans.

Alabama can sure pick judges, can't they. Good for you, Judge Acker. If enough judges do this then the weasels at Yale will wise up.

Hat tip: Outside the Beltway

Posted by Jack Lewis at February 10, 2005 09:02 AM

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Alabama did not "pick" Acker. As the article clearly states, he is a Federal judge. Federal judges are nominated by the president.

Posted by: Kappiy at February 10, 2005 10:55 AM

It's pretty rare that a district judge would be selected that didn't already have a distinguished career in that district. Otherwise, has already been elected to the bench.

Posted by: Jack at February 10, 2005 05:14 PM

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