DOJ asks appeals court to vacate 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' ruling

[JURIST] Lawyers for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday asked the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official websites] to overturn a ruling that the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy (DADT) [10 USC § 654; JURIST news archive] is a violation of service members’ constitutional rights. The repeal of DADT is set to take effect on September 20, and the DOJ argued the impendency of the repeal renders the original court case moot [LAT report]. The…

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