Thursday, June 12, 2008

First Circuit dismisses challenge to Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy

The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently dismissed a challenge to the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy. The suit was brought by twelve former US military member who had been dismissed under the policy. The appellants were represented by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN). See a more detailed story on the decision at Jurist. Also see a member of the SLDN discussing the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy and the Solomon Amendment at a program co-sponsored by OCU's PCDC, the Lesbian and Gay Law Student Association, American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society.