emergency stays

Ninth Circuit Brings DADT Back to Life! Sort Of

So some annoying news for paperwork foes: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals — the same place that granted a stay in Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling killing Prop 8 — has granted DoJ’s request for an emergency stay of Judge Virginia Phillips’ ruling DADT is unconstitutional, which means Phillips’ decision is on hold only until the Ninth Circuit can decide whether it wants to issue another stay while it hears the appeal. Confusing! Hope you didn’t celebrate early by coming out.