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U.S. Supreme Court Looks at Military Recruiters on Campus


The Supreme Court will be hearing a case on whether schools can ban military recruiters on campus, but still receive federal funding.

After a heated debate, extending to the UW, the Supreme Court will rule whether or not to amend the Solomon Act. This act says if a university denies military recruiters access to the campus, the federal government can deny it federal funding.

Many campuses have already banned recruiters and accepted the consequences.

But Casey Nagy, the chancellor’s assistant, says it's hard to do without millions of dollars in federal funding. “I mean you certainly can't ignore several hundred million dollars a year in federal research funding, particularly given the current state budget situation.”

Nagy says the Chancellor will keep the ROTC services on campus no matter what happens.


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