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Court Does About-Face on Military Ban

It took a little judicial CPR, but the Ninth Circuit Court managed to revive the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy hours after an activist judge struck it dead.

Over the objections of Congress, the President, and the military, District Court Judge Virginia Phillips stood by her personal agenda and refused to put her ruling overturning the ban on homosexuals on ice until the government could appeal.

Instead, she sentenced the Pentagon to complete chaos, ordering them to admit gays and lesbians even though the formal review is still weeks away from completion.

To the administration's credit (and homosexual activists' disappointment), it followed up the decision with another appeal--which the higher court granted, at least temporarily.

Thanks to Family Research Council