Justice Dept. Plans to Appeal Anti-"Don't Ask" Ruling

“In a 12-page brief, the department asked U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips to stay her Oct. 12 order that halted worldwide enforcement of the 17-year-old Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, which prohibits homosexuals from serving openly. The department’s brief also “respectfully” asked her to rule on its request by Monday at 3 p.m. Eastern, after which the department said it would ask the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to stay her injunction, assuming she does not rule by then. The brief made clear the department was appealing the ruling”
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