Sign Up to Receive Email Action Alerts From Issa Exposed

DADT: 9th Circuit denies LCR rehearing

DADT trial

By Jacob Combs

Thanks to Kathleen for noting this.  The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has just denied the Log Cabin Republicans’ request to have their case reheard by the court in light of DADT’s repeal — both by panel or en banc.  Click here to read the court’s filing from earlier today, also pasted below. And a press statement from LCR.

[scribd id=72167317 key=key-24rhvz8v32jrtvqfv740 mode=list]


  • 1. Kathleen  |  November 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    The LCR press release definitely makes it sound like they don't intend to appeal the decision, meaning this is the end of the line for this case. I've been waiting for some sort official confirmation of 'no appeal' from the legal team, but nothing yet.

  • 2. Ann S.  |  November 9, 2011 at 1:17 pm


  • 3. Phillip R  |  November 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Aggravating considering that I just read an article yesterday with Rick Perry saying he'd be all for reinstatement of DADT. I'm sure he's not the only one either.

  • 4. peterplumber  |  November 9, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Well, if DADT somehow gets reinstated, I am sure the lawsuit can be reinstated as well. Too bad they certified DADT repeal so quickly (sarcasm) (sort of)

  • 5. Seth from Maryland  |  November 9, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    i been seeing some links saying equality Maine has collected more then enough signatures to be on the ballot, can confirm if they did?

  • 6. Kathleen  |  November 9, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    They can't just "reinstate" the lawsuit. If this challenge needs to be brought again, plaintiffs have to start from scratch.

  • 7. Ronnie  |  November 9, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Boooo, Hiss, Hiss!!! Sneer!!!…. : I …Ronnie

  • 8. Chris in Lathrop  |  November 9, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Not surprising, unfortunately. What double-edged swords we wield in American politics! 😛

  • 9. Bill S.  |  November 10, 2011 at 3:02 am

    This case is moot. It's time to move on. If DADT were ever re-instated, that itself would show more than enough animus to be successful in another lawsuit. The vast majority of the American people do not want this re-instated; the military does not want this re-instated; only a small percentage of crazy, foaming-at-the-mouth morons, to whom certain Republican presidential candidates think it's wise to pander to, actually care about this.

Having technical problems? Visit our support page to report an issue!