Friday, July 15, 2011

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) Statement on DADT

SLDN has responded to the reports that Obama's DOJ is going to appeal the Ninth Circuit's recent DADT decision:
Tonight Army Veteran and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis issued the following in response to reports that the Department of Justice intends to appeal last week’s decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding enforcement of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) law in the Log Cabin Republicans vs. United States case.

“At SLDN, we are frustrated by this last-minute filing, which could well add more delay and confusion for service members. This development only serves to underscore the need for immediate certification and finality.”
SU's Alex Nicholson, who was a plaintiff in the case, issued this blistering statement:
The Administration's response to this latest development in the Log Cabin Republicans lawsuit is unfathomable and confusing. 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' should be completely dead by now. Certification of legislative repeal has now been dragged out beyond a reasonable time frame, so the court stepped back in to get the job done. The President should just let this law die.

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