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A number of universities banned the recruiters because "don't ask, don't tell" - the military's ban on gays serving openly - violates the schools' human rights codes. Under a law called the Solomon Amendment, schools receiving federal funds are prohibited from denying the military entry to campuses, access to students on campus and access to student recruiting information. Twenty-four law schools that banned military recruiters went to court to fight the law. Last year the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that the Solomon Amendment infringes on the free speech rights of schools. (story) "The Solomon Amendment requires law schools to express a message that is incompatible with their educational objectives, and no compelling governmental interest has been shown to deny this freedom," the court said in a written ruling. The Bush Administration appealed the ruling to the US Supreme Court. (story) Without waiting for the court to hear the case the Pentagon in September suspended funding to three universities which barred military recruiters. (story) A day later Harvard Law School said it would no longer ban military recruiters from its campus after it was threatened by the Pentagon. (story)The Supreme Court has announced that it will release audiotapoes of the proceddings immediately after the proceedings are done. TV cameras are not allowed in Court proceedings and the Court very rarely releases audiotapes.