Tag Archives: civil rights

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Enforceable Pending Outcome of Appeal

Yesterday, the Pentagon told recruiters they could openly accept gay applicants. Today, the Pentagon will likely tell recruiters that "don’t ask, don’t tell" is once again enforceable. Late yesterday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the policy can…

Following Injunction, Defense Department Accepts Gay Applicants

Following a federal judge’s injunction against the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy, the Department of Defense is now accepting openly gay applicants. The Justice Department, however, has appealed the federal judge’s ruling. Military recruiters have been told that the judge’s…

What Will Happen With ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?’

 Post by Randall Ryder After a federal judge issued an injunction against the military’s policy of "don’t ask, don’t tell," the military told all recruiters to accept openly gay recruits. The Justice Department, however, has appealed the judge’s ruling, so what…

Air Force Reportedly Stops Enforcing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

The Air Force has reportedly told all officers to stop enforcing "don’t ask, don’t tell," based on a judge’s order from this past Tuesday. On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered the military to immediately stop enforcing the policy. The Justice…

Nebraska Governor Wants to Introduce Arizona-Style Immigration Law

As November elections grow closer, it is apparent that immigration reform is a hot topic, even in non-border states like Nebraska. Current Governor Dave Heineman is campaigning for a second term on the grounds that he wants to introduce an…

Does the Voting Rights Act Only Apply to Influencing Minorities?

A former Department of Justice (DOJ) testified that many members of the DOJ that the violations of the Voting Rights Act should only be pursued when minorities as harassed, but not white voters. The official was quoted as saying that…

Department of Justice Acts to Stop ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Injunction

The Department of Justice has filed legal briefs in an attempt to stop a federal judge from issuing an injunction that would immediately halt the military from using the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy. Earlier this month, the judge had…

Will Tuesday’s Vote End Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?

A provision that would end the military’s "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy will be voted on by Senators on Tuesday as part of the annual defense authorization bill. Opponents, however, are arguing that the provision should not be included as…

Is a Special Border Patrol Court System Violating Civil Rights?

Along the Mexican border, a special program called Operation Streamline deals with illegal aliens and immigrants and helps get them through the justice system quickly, but is it too fast? Under the system, individuals caught at the border are many…