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 October 13, 2010  Court

Lyle Denniston writes on SCOTUSBlog:

Brushing aside Obama Administration arguments that a  federal judge could issue only a narrow, limited order against the Pentagon’s “don’t ask/don’t tell” policy against gays in the military services, U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips on Tuesday issued a nationwide ban on any enforcement, ordering an immediate stop to any investigations of gays now going on and halting any discharges that were being planned.  In a 15-page bench memo. she explained her rejection of most of the government’s arguments against a sweeping order.  The text of her final order is here.

Read his coverage here.

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