Keeping up with DADT has become almost a full-time job. As certain as I feel it will eventually be dropped, I can’t quite keep what’s going on “straight” as there’s so much happening and a lot of misinformation floating around.
But as far as we can tell, the judge responsible for ruling DADT as unconstitutional refused a stay yesterday that would keep the policy in place until the Obama Administration had an opportunity to appeal the ruling. But since Judge Virginia Phillips refused to grant a stay because there is no evidence that allowing openly gay men and women serve is a detriment to the military, the Obama Administration has requested an emergency stay on the ruling through a higher court.
According to CNN.com:
The administration had already filed a motion Tuesday asking U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Phillips to stay her order last month that banned the enforcement of the policy.
When Phillips denied the request, government lawyers took their case to the 9th Circuit.
If the 9th Circuit overturns Phillips’ ruling and Congress does not take any action, then don’t ask, don’t tell could be back.
“And the Obama administration would be responsible for that.”