September 9th Events

September 9th

09-09-2010 U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips ruled that the U.S, Department of Defense’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is unconstitutional in the case Log Cabin Republicans v. United States of America. On October 12th, Phillips issued a Judge Virginia Phillipspermanent worldwide injunction ordering the military to immediately “suspend and discontinue any investigation, or discharge, separation, or other proceeding, that may have been commenced under “don’t ask, don’t tell”. The Ninth Circuit stayed the injection pending appeal, but on July 6, 2011 lifted the stay. On September 29, 2011, the Ninth Circuit vacated the district court’s decision, ruling that the legislative repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” had rendered the case moot.

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