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SCOTUS Refuses to Hear Case on DADT

Timothy Kincaid

June 8th, 2009

AP

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed with the Obama administration and refused to review Pentagon policy barring gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.

The court said it will not hear an appeal from former Army Capt. James Pietrangelo II, who was dismissed under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

This does send a signal that the Court is not at this time willing to hear challenges to the policy. However, the decision was not a validation of the constitutionality of DADT and the Pietrangelo case was not the only one working its way through the legal system.

This refusal of certiorari does highlight the need to push our elected officials to do what is both ethically correct and the will of the people.

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Carlos
June 9th, 2009 | LINK

Could this also be perceived as a warning to lawyers Theodore B. Olson and David Boies, who are challenging California’s supreme court ruling on prop 8?

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