December 2, 2010
Tuesday’s release of a Pentagon report showing the expected impact of repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is just the latest step toward what could be a Congressional showdown on the policy.
Even if the Senate doesn’t act, the policy is likely to be overturned in the courts. Texas Tech law school professor Richard Rosen, who used to represent the military in challenges to Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, says Congress should be the one to tackle the issue. “Congress is constitutionally entrusted for you know, making rules for the government and regulation of the military, so I hope that Congress would be the body that repeals the law,” said Rosen.