9th Circ. Stays 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Ban For Now

Law360, New York (October 20, 2010, 7:07 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily stayed an injunction barring the U.S. Department of Defense from enforcing its “don't ask, don't tell” policy, which prohibits gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered a temporary stay while it considered the U.S. Department of Justice's request for a full stay pending appeal of an injunction issued by Judge Virginia Phillips of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

The Ninth Circuit's ruling...
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