In a brief order on Friday, the Supreme Court denied a motion that was aimed at allowing a worldwide ban on enforcement of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy on gays in the military to take effect.

As expected, the order in the case of Log Cabin Republicans v. United States noted that new Justice Elena Kagan “took no part” in the Court’s decision on the application. As solicitor general before joining the Court, Kagan told the Senate during her confirmation hearings in June that she had engaged in “very serious discussion” with the Defense Department on how to handle the related case of Witt v. Department of the Air Force, in the context of deciding on the best way to defend the statute that embodies the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. Kagan has taken a relatively strict stance in favor of recusing in cases in which she had any involvement as solicitor general.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]