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March 29, 2005

A judge fights Yale Law School

One federal district judge, William M. Acker, Jr., has announced that he will not accept as law clerks any students from Yale Law School in protest against the law school's policy of limiting military recruiters' access to students. He is a World War II veteran offended by the school's high-profile policy, recently litigated successfully in the U.S. court of appeals.

As satisfying as this is, I suspect there won't be many other judges going along with this protest. Not because Yale graduates are irreplaceable but because, as long as the litigation over the Solomon Amendment continues, there is a potential conflict if a judge takes a public position like Acker's.

(Via How Appealing)