In a definite example of over-reaching, liberal university professors sued the Department of Defense arguing that it was unconstitutional to require schools receiving federal funding to accept military recruiters on campus. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously (8-0, with Alito not being on the court at the time of oral arguments) that not only was the Department of Defense within its rights to tie funding to access to recruiters, they would be within their rights to requires access to recruiters even if the school received no funding
, as a result of the Consitutional mandate to Congress to "provide for the common Defence," "[t]o raise and support Armies," and "[t]o provide and maintain a Navy."
Ouch. That's gotta hurt. They tried an argument that clearly failed the common sense test and now they have fewer rights than they did before.
Hat tip to James Taranto
for pointing this out.