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Tag: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

November 5, 2010 | 6:30 pm

Supreme Court Asked to Uphold “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Ban

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From AP: SAN FRANCISCO — A Republican gay rights group on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow a California trial judge’s order barring enforcement of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military to go back into effect. Lawyers for Log Cabin Republicans asked the high court to vacate a […]

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Ruling Reinstates Don’t Ask Don’t Tell For Now

October 20, 2010 | 8:10 pm

Ruling Reinstates Don’t Ask Don’t Tell For Now

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(AP) A federal appeals court on Wednesday granted a government request to temporarily freeze a judge’s order telling the military to stop enforcing its ban on openly gay troops. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals instructed the lawyers for the gay rights group that brought the lawsuit challenging the policy to file arguments by […]

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October 20, 2010 | 9:10 am

Obama Administration Asks Judge to Reinstate Don’t Ask Don’t Tell During Appeal

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WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration has asked a federal appeals court to immediately suspend a judge’s ruling that overturned the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell’” policy on gays. The administration says it wants the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco to take action on Wednesday while the federal government prepares […]

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October 19, 2010 | 6:41 pm

Judge Denies Request to Stay ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Ruling

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U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Philips of Riverside has denied a request to put her ban on the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on hold while the government appeals the case. In September, Phillips declared the military’s ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional. Last week she ordered the military to stop enforcing the […]

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October 18, 2010 | 4:44 pm

Latest on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Injunction

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Two accounts of today’s hearing, one from AP, the other from Politico. Judge: inclined to nix delay of gay troops order RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) A federal judge said on Monday that she is inclined to deny a government request to delay her order that immediately stopped the military from enforcing its ban on openly gay […]

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USAF Memo: Abide by Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Injunction

October 14, 2010 | 2:10 pm

USAF Memo: Abide by Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Injunction

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Some conflicting events today connected to Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, a non-profit group that advocates against the policy, got a hold of an internal memo from the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General ordering JAG Officers to abide by a judge’s injunction against the policy. Here’s the AP story. The […]

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October 14, 2010 | 12:47 pm

AP: Administration to Ask Judge to Stay Injunction on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration will ask a federal judge to allow the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law on gays in the military to continue in force pending an appeal of her order to end it, a lawyer in the case and a person in the government familiar with the discussions said Thursday. Lawyer […]

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October 13, 2010 | 3:10 pm

Forum: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Ruling

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If you missed Forum today, Michael Krasny discussed yesterday’s injunction against the military discharging service members under its Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. Guests were Aaron Belkin, director of the Palm Center at UC Santa Barbara, and John Arquilla, director of the Information Operations Center at the Naval Postgraduate School. LISTEN HERE.

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Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Don’t Appeal?

October 13, 2010 | 10:34 am

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Don’t Appeal?

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Yesterday, a California U.S. District Judge issued an injunction against the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell rules, ordering the armed services to “immediately…suspend and discontinue any investigation, or discharge” of gay and lesbian personnel. The judge, Virginia Phillips had earlier declared the policy to be unconstitutional. So now the ball bounces out of federal court […]

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