Down for the Count?:

The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this week ruled against Yale Law School in its latest bid to restrict access to the campus by military recruiters because of the Pentagon’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. The court reversed an earlier decision by a district court that had granted an injunction that would prohibit DOD from withholding funds from the university under the Solomon Act. The appeals court action is somewhat anticlimactic, since the Supreme Court last year rejected a similar challenge by Harvard. In a statement, Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh writes: “I am disappointed by this outcome. As a member of the Yale Law School community, I am proud that we defended our right to academic freedom and spoke up for the equal opportunity of all of our students to work for our military services.”