A federal judge has blocked enforcement of "don't ask, don't tell" and has instructed the Defense Department immediately to "suspend and discontinue any investigation, or discharge, separation, or other proceeding" related to the policy.
U.S. District judge Virginia A. Phillips, who presided over the federal challenge to DADT that went to trial in Riverside, Calif. in July, entered her judgment shortly before noon Pacific time on Tuesday. The injunction becomes effective immediately, although Justice Department attorneys have previously objected in court to the immediate halt of DADT enforcement and may appeal Phillips's ruling to the U.S. court of appeals for the ninth circuit....
DADT Suspended By Judge
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