Tag Archive for U.S. Supreme Court

Court rejects challenge to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

From MSNBC.com WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down a challenge to the Defense Department policy forbidding gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military, granting a request by the Obama administration. The court said Monday that it will not hear an appeal from former Army Capt. James Pietrangelo II, who was…

Obama Picks Sonia Sotomayor for The Supreme Court

A number of sources are reporting that President Barack Obama will nominate federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace Associate Justice Souter on the US Supreme Court. Sotomayor, a Latina of Puerto Rican descent, was born and raised in New York. She was named to the US District Court by President George H.W. Bush in…