Monday, December 05, 2005

Court to Release Tape of Gay Policy Debate

(Link) The US Supreme Court will be debating whether to overturn "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" -- then releasing an audiotape of their arguments with each other about it. No word on when the dance remix will be available yet.

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LNewsEditor said...

JIC Post:
From Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy toward gays, then immediately release audio tapes of the proceeding.

The court has made same-day releases of audio tapes in some major cases since December 2000, when justices heard Florida ballot recount appeals that determined the outcome of the presidential election. On Wednesday, the same-day release of audio tapes for a case involving abortion rights marked the first time Chief Justice John Roberts allowed the practice.

Television cameras are barred from the court and reporters are not allowed to use tape recorders. But arguments are taped by the court and usually released at the end of the term.

The case to be argued Tuesday, deciding the constitutionality of the Solomon Amendment, deals with whether federal funds can be withheld from colleges that close their campuses to military recruiters in a protest of the current military policy toward gays.

The case is Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic & Institutional Rights, 04-1152.
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