This is a huge story and one that could make or break the Obama presidency:
As promised, a federal judge has issued an injunction blocking the military from enforcing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
Judge Virginia Philips last month found the policy unconstitutional in her ruling on a lawsuit brought by the Log Cabin Republicans and said she would issue an injunction blocking the Defense Department from enforcing the policy and discharging openly gay servicemembers.
The Justice Department objected.
“A court should not compel the executive to implement an immediate cessation of the 17-year-old policy without regard for any effect such an abrupt change might have on the military’s operations, particularly at a time when the military is engaged in combat operations and other demanding military activities around the globe,” attorneys said in their objection, filed in U.S. District Court in California.
The big question now is rather President Obama will abide by the decision or if he will try some legal maneuvering around it.