Log Cabin Republicans File Reply to Supreme Court Over DADT


The Supreme Court has allowed the Log Cabin Republicans to file a reply to the Department of Justice request that SCOTUS allow the government to continue enforcing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".

Woods Writes lead LCR attorney Dan Woods:

"We have sought and received permission from the US Supreme Court to file this reply because the government's opposition ignores critical points presented in our application to vacate the stay of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The government's opposition fails on several points: It does not controvert Log Cabin's argument that legislative repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' is speculative, it fails to analyze or discuss the hardships to current and prospective servicemembers of a stay, and it exaggerates what the district court's injunction does and does not require."

Read the new LCR brief, here:

Reply Brief


  1. Zlick says

    The law regarding stays is clearly (imh legal o) on the side of the Log Cabin Repubs, but politics will govern the stay at the Supreme Court level just as it did at the Ninth Circuit level (and just as it did at the 9th circuit level in the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case re Prop 8.)

    Anyway, a very well argued and reasoned brief by Log Cabin, for what little good it will do them (and us).

  2. matthewdiego says

    The SCOTUS has ruled that “Don’t Ask, Do not Tell” (Don’t Ask Don’t Tell) shall be upheld pending further review. Justice Elena Kagan, a noted anti-Don’t Ask Don’t Tell activist during her prior tenure at Harvard University, was recused from the decision. As it stands, the 1993 DADT law that bars gays from serving openly in the United States armed forces will stay in place until at least March, barring an unlikely act of Congress.

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