FC: Judge blocks Navy from kicking out accused gay sailor

Joseph M. Reagle Jr. (reagle@rpcp.mit.edu)
Tue, 27 Jan 1998 09:57:31 -0500

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"When the Navy affirmatively took steps to confirm the
identity of the email respondent, it violated the very
essence of 'Don't Ask, Don't Pursue' by launching a search
and destroy mission," he wrote. Sporkin's preliminary

I thought the Don't Ask, Don't Pursue policy was an informal one, and not
something a Judge could make a ruling on. (It isn't the law, if it was an
executive order, I don't know whether courts of the perogative to rule on
that either.)

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