Ruling Against DADT Must Be Vacated: 9th Circ.

Law360, San Diego (September 29, 2011, 6:33 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday held that a decision striking down the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule had to be vacated as moot now that the ban on openly gay service members has been officially repealed.

The three-judge panel vacated a California federal court’s ruling that DADT was unconstitutional in light of the repeal of the ban Sept. 20 and told the Log Cabin Republicans — the conservative gay advocacy group that initially challenged the ban — that it could not use any of...
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