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11/27/2006

Smart people ask court to consider legality of stupid policy

by Jeremy Hooper

Lift Ban-4Arguing that "[i]f the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy does not require careful and searching constitutional scrutiny, then the First Amendment is a dead letter in the U.S. military," nine constitutional scholars from universities such as Yale, Duke, Stanford, and Harvard Law, have filed a brief asking the First Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a District Court ruling and allow an appeal by 12 military veterans challenging the military's ban on openly gay soldiers to move forward.

Relatedly, arguing that DADT is a "steaming pile of flawed, gay-unfriendly horse dung," this "learned everything he knows about the Constitution from Wikipedia" writer from the School of Hard Knocks has asked and everyone to just stop and think for a second about how fundamentally F***ED UP it is to ban soldiers for being honest about who they truly are and do whatever it takes to rise up in protest against this hurtful, disgraceful, historical black mark!

It remains to be seen if the court will respond to the sentiments of either the nine renowned scholars or this one "sick of fighting for simple decency" writer. However, we're confident that no matter the impetus or means, some version of People v. Gay-Unfriendly Horse Caca will ultimately end our military's own war against the internal truths of some of its members.

Renowned Constitutional Scholars Ask First Circuit to Consider 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Challenge [SLDN Release via U.S. Newswire]

*Also, 11/28: Senior Military Leaders Ask First Circuit to Overturn 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' [SLDN Release]

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