The Kensington Review

6 March 2006

Latest Commentary: Volume V, Number 28
US Supremes Say Federal Money Buys Military Recruiters Spots on Campus -- Just as this journal was ready for posting, the US Supreme Court issued a ruling that says those colleges that accept federal money must permit military recruiters on campus. The so-called Solomon Amendment was under challenge in Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights, 04-1152, because the military’s “don’t ask don’t tell” policy forced universities law schools to violate their own policies on discrimination. The ivy hall folk should remember “who pays the piper calls the tune.”

Canada’s Supreme Court Permits Sikhs to Carry Daggers to School -- Sikhism is one of the most popular religions on the planet with about 23 million adherents. Its followers carry small ceremonial daggers as part of their faith, just as some Jews cover their heads. A huge trial in Canada challenged this on security grounds; daggers are, after all, weapons. The Canadian Supreme Court decided that freedom trumps security. May such wisdom spread south of the border.

Blackberry Service Saved by Settlement -- The self-important gadget fiends can breathe a sigh of relief. The threat to their precious Blackberries is no more. Research In Motion Ltd. agreed to a $612.5 million deal to settle a patent dispute with patent-holder NTP. Customers can continue to waste hours of one another’s time sending messages that are largely unnecessary.

Major Movies Split Oscars, “Dirty Love” Cleans up at Razzies -- It was THE week-end in the movie business. The fashions, the gift bags, the ugly statuettes were all on display. While the Oscars wound up rather widely divided among the few decent films made this last year, the Golden Raspberries (given for the worst of celluloid) were dominated by a single film, “Dirty Love.”

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