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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…

Judge Upholds Constitutionality of Health Care Reform

A United States District Court judge has upheld the health care reform bill, saying that Congress has the authority to require people to have health insurance by 2014. The law had been challenged by a Christian legal group on the…

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…

Change of Venue? Judge Declines to Move Former Congressman’s Trial

A Texas judge has declined former Congressman Tom Delay’s request to have his trial moved. Delay, who was once House Majority Leader, requested to have his trial moved because Austin is a liberal city. Delay also alleges that a prosecutor…

Are New Internet Privacy Laws on the Horizon?

Post by Randall Ryder The House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet has completed a draft of legislation that would outline new parameters on internet privacy. Internet privacy is a hot topic right now, given the recent uproar surrounding Facebook’s…

Are there Legitimate Constitutional Challenges to the Health Care Bill?

Post by Randall Ryder Republican lawmakers, among others, are criticizing the recently passed health care reform bill on grounds that it violates the US Constitution. Digging deeper, are these legitimate challenges to the bill? I am unequivocally in favor of health…

Pentagon to Study ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ for One Year

In reaction to President Obama’s state of the union speech last week, the Pentagon will announce a one year study reviewing the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy. During his speech last week, President Obama called for the end of the…