Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Proper Thing And The Right Thing Aren't Always The Same

Case in point:  The Obama administration filing an appeal for DADT

The Obama administration is expected to appeal as soon as Wednesday a federal judge's ruling that halted the Defense Department from enforcing its policy that bars openly gay people from military service, according to senior administration officials familiar with the government's plans.

U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Philips issued an injunction Tuesday that bans enforcement of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy throughout the military services.

While the government has up to 60 days to file an appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court in San Francisco, California, officials familiar with the case said that could happen in the next day or two.

Awesome.  Hey, ask for a stay on that injunction from a higher court and let's ruin everybody's day, eh?  I understand the need to try doing this, but doing so before the election seems, I dunno, overly eager to maintain a law that the President has vowed to see gone, you know?


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