Gil Kaufman (MTV News) reports:
The celebration was short-lived for LGBT soldiers applauding a judge's ruling that stopped enforcement of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. That's because on Wednesday a federal appeals court issued a ruling blocking a lower court's decision, meaning that the policy barring gay and lesbian soldiers from serving openly in the military was back on.
According to CNN, the confusing, whirlwind series of events was capped on Wednesday by a ruling from a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which gave the Obama administration the delay it was looking for in challenging U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Phillips' order last week to stop enforcing the policy.Josh Gerstein's not too smart. He reports at Politico:
Why is he not too smart? Read tomorrow's snapshot. C.I. had to pull something out of today's due to space. Tomorrow we should find out about what Gates says and what Gates does. And Politico should have been aware of it.
So it's another day and the stain on the country is still felt. Judge Phillips gave us a land of equality and Barack blew it up. How typical. And before an election. Demonstrating just what really thinks of his alleged base.
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