The “thing” that struck me as the most absurd was that the colleges/universities still get federal monies.
Another absurdity (to my thinking) is that judges ruled the existing law null (unconstitutional) to allow this. Didn't Bush rally around and posture
greatly against activist judges?
some of the participants
“Joining FAIR in its preliminary injunction . . . Society for law Teachers, Inc., Coalition for Equality, Rutgers Gay and Lesbian Caucus, law
professors . . . .”
Now methinks this is even further absurdity. These same organizations would be screaming to high heaven if the colleges/universities denied them
the same rights the military just lost. Coalition for Equality
doesn't even live up to its own name. Gay and Lesbian Caucus
- what on
earth are they thinking? They are mad because the military doesn't accept them as full participants?
Circuit Judge Aldisert dissents from this 2-1 ruling. His dissent (above URL) may prove educational to all. This judge clearly sees the arguments
and the ruling as wrong.
American federal judges have a secure job. Only in the most extreme could one be removed. Here, the government itself has not made a decision to
appeal or not. I presume (?) a little off the record “what do you think” will occur with the Solicitor General first.
Many Americans do not know that the Solicitor General of the U.S.
screens all government appeals before sending
any to the Supreme Court. This causes the Solicitor
to be more like a 10th Justice than
many realize. This in effect explains why most government appeals win.
The Supreme Court page itself explains that all cases are screened by the clerks prior to the Justices further screening the cases. I suspect many
Americans are unaware of the workings of their own national court system.
is assigned to a Supreme Court Justice. Exactly what effect this has I am
This ruling from the Third Circuit (Pennsylvania) may be one more reason Ridge (ATS thread
war needed to be fought at home rather than nationally. The Third Circuit needs a thread of its own, to expose and beat up some of their rulings.
The Pentagon will hopefully remove all research and other monies from these institutions so that these institutions are not further offended from
taking monies that support the National Defense.