High Court Refuses 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Challenge

Law360, New York (June 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to take on a constitutional challenge to the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, shooting down a petition for writ of certiorari by a former service member who was discharged due to his sexual orientation.

The high court denied the cert petition by former U.S. Army Capt. James E. Pietrangelo II, giving no reason for its decision. The court has never heard a case challenging the constitutionality of the law, enacted in 1993 by former President Bill Clinton....
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