Talk about Orwellian double-speak: the AP on Monday called the effort by some law professors to ban military recruitment on their campuses a "free-speech challenge" -- even though it was the law professors who wanted to ban the speech. (Hat tip to NR's The Corner.)
Here are the first two paragraphs of this morning's AP story, as posted soon after on CBSNews.com:
"The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that colleges that accept federal money must allow military recruiters on campus, despite university objections to the Pentagon's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy on gays."
"Justices rejected a free-speech challenge from law schools and their professors who claimed they should not be forced to associate with military recruiters or promote their campus appearances."
The AP might have done better by calling it a "right of free association" challenge -- a different clause in the First Amendment. Either way, the forces of left-wing conformity lost this round.