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Judge Likely To Keep DADT Injunction

Jim Burroway

October 19th, 2010

U.S Federal District Judge Virginia A. Phillips issued a tentative ruling yesterday rejecting Department of Justice arguments that keeping the worldwide injunction against enforcing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” would be an undue burden on the military. In a hearing in which Judge Phillips called the arguments “vague” and “insufficient,” she issued a tentative ruling denying the government’s request for a stay of the injunction against DADT, with a final ruling expected this morning. She was particularly dismissive of the Government’s submittal of a Rolling Stone interview with President Barack Obama as evidence for their support, calling the submittal “hearsay.”

Last week, the Defense Department announced that they would halt all DADT discharges while announcing their intent to appeal the decision. However, recruiters are still refusing to allow self-acknowledging gay people to sign up for military service.

Judge Phillips’ ruling effectively places the issue now before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.



October 20th, 2010 | LINK

Are the comments in Rolling Stone heresey or hearsay?

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