July 11, 2011
By Adam Bink
Two developments: the first is today’s order from the 9th Circuit, essentially ordering the government to “fish or cut bait” on defending DADT. Essentially, the Government is ordered to submit a report indicating whether or not it intends to defend the law; and both parties are ordered to show cause for why this case is not moot given the repeal of DADT in motion. Thanks to Karen O for the heads-up and Kathleen for the link.
The second is that Tom Carpenter over at LGBTPOV catches hold of a memo from Undersecretary of Defense Clifford Stanley on how the military will react to injunction being in effect on DADT enforcement. The last sentence of the 2nd paragraph is notable.