Court Refuses Challenge to “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”

by Ryan on June 8, 2009

in Culture,Judicial Watch,Law,War on Terror

In 2007, an Army Captain was dismissed from the US military for violating the Army’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy regarding gays in the military.  That captain, James Pietrangelo II, and 11 other members of the service brought a lawsuit because they don’t believe the decades-old policy is constitutionally sound.  Subsequently, their cases were thrown out by the federal appeals court in Boston.  Undeterred, Pietrangelo alone appealed the case to the Supreme Court. 

Today, the Supreme Court decided not to hear the case – meaning that the last court decision made on the way up stands.  Even the Obama Administration believes that DADT is “rationally related to the government’s legitimate interest in military discipline and cohesion” and kindly asked the Supreme Court not to take the case.   

I agree with this and have written previously on the subject back in January when the Obama Administration’s position was slightly different.  I reiterate that the military is not the proper place for social engineering;  it’s about achieving results on the battlefield with a code of conduct that makes achieving that concept as easy as possible.

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Ron Russell June 8, 2009 at 11:48 pm

Occasionally the blind hog does find a acorn. Good day for the court on this and the Chrsyler situation.


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