The U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing a case on whether schools can close their doors to military recruiters without jeopardizing federal education funds.
Justices will review a lower court ruling in favor of twenty-five law schools that restricted recruiters because of the Pentagon’s limits on gays in the military. The Vermont Law School is one of eighteen schools that are publicly appealing the lower court ruling.
The ruling by a federal court in Philadelphia invalidated a 1994 federal law that required law schools to give the military full access or lose money.
The coalition of schools says the law forces them to violate their anti-discrimination policies. The court is due to hear the case in its next term, which starts in October.