[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] Wednesday denied a petition for rehearing [order, PDF] regarding its unanimous decision to vacate a district court ruling that the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy (DADT) [10 USC § 654; JURIST backgrounder] was a violation of service members’ constitutional rights. The court had overturned the lower court’s ruling [JURIST report] at the request of lawyers for the US Department of Justice (DOJ), who argued that the recent Congressional…

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