I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
U.S. Justice Dept. asks court to set aside judge’s injunction on “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy
The U.S. Justice Department is challenging a judge’s recent injunction of the military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The paper reports the federal government is asking a federal appeals court to overturn Judge Virginia Phillips injunction of the 17-year-old policy. The government also argues that Phillips’ injunction “suspending enforcement of the military’s ‘don’t ask’ policy has caused ‘confusion and uncertainty’ at the Pentagon and among gays and lesbians in the ranks.”
The government’s challenge is the latest step in the legal battle in American courts over the U.S. military’s longstanding policy. It comes as President Obama is said to be urging Congress to lift the law that created the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, the paper reports.