Jan 022011
 
 January 2, 2011  Court, Laws

Lyle Denniston writes:

The Obama Administration has asked the Ninth Circuit Court to put on hold, for 90 days or more, its review of the constitutionality of the 1993 federal law that bars gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.  In a motion filed Wednesday, Justice Department lawyers said the Pentagon needs time to implement the new law that will repeal the ban but not immediately.

The Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group that persuaded a federal judge in California to rule that the law is unconstitutional, will oppose any delay of the Circuit Court’s review, the government motion said.

Read more on SCOTUSBlog.

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