- The Washington Times - Friday, October 22, 2010

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Regardless of how one feels about “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” it comes as a huge relief to see Judge Virginia A. Phillips overruled, if only temporarily. This only serves to highlight just how outrageous Judge Phillips has become in her offensive meddling.

What was the urgent hurry for her to impose her order? Why in the world was she in such a rush to impose her views in a society where opposition opinions are substantial and worthy of consideration by people of goodwill?

The larger question - how can one federal judge from an inferior court circumvent the will of Congress and the U.S. military all by herself? What’s next? Might some judicial activist try to dictate military strategy or tactics?

Our leaders need to look into this interference quickly before some unqualified jurist does real harm to national defense.

JOHN W. LILLPOP

San Jose, Calif.

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