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Court lets military gay ban remain
The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military to remain in place while a federal appeals court considers the issue.
The court did not comment in denying a request from the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group, to step into the ongoing federal court review of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” The Obama administration urged the high court not to get involved at this point.
Last month, a federal judge ruled that the policy violates the civil rights of gay Americans and issued an injunction barring the Pentagon from applying it. But the San Francisco-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit said the policy could remain in effect while it considers the administration’s appeal.
President Obama has pledged to push lawmakers to repeal the law in the lame-duck session of Congress, but administration attorneys in the meantime have defended “don’t ask, don’t tell” in court.
House hopeful heads to capital
GARDEN CITY | A Long Island Republican embroiled in a tightly contested House race will be attending a freshman orientation in Washington.
Randy Altschuler leads Democratic incumbent Timothy Bishop by fewer than 400 votes with 10,000 absentee ballots yet to be counted. He said Thursday that he will participate in this week’s program for representatives.
The Associated Press declared Mr. Bishop the 1st Congressional District winner on election night, when he had a 3,400-vote lead over Mr. Altschuler. That call was withdrawn after the Suffolk County Board of Elections showed Mr. Altschuler leading 92,702 to 92,319.
Officials said the shift was caused by transcription errors by poll workers.
Mr. Bishop, who is seeking a full recount, said through a spokeswoman that he also will be in Washington working on next year’s agenda.
Rep. Davis seeks Chicago’s mayoral seat
CHICAGO | U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis, Illinois Democrat, declared his candidacy for mayor of Chicago on Sunday, joining a growing field of candidates that includes former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
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