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Legal news from Saturday, September 25, 2010
by Daniel Makosky

A federal judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Washington on Friday ordered that a US Air Force officer be reinstated after being previously discharged under the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" (DADT) [10 USC § 654; JURIST news archive] policy. District Judge Ronald Leighton relied on testimony regarding Major Margaret Witt's exemplary …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

The Obama administration on Friday filed a brief with the District Court for the District of Columbia, asking the court to dismiss a lawsuit questioning the legality of targeted killings of terrorism suspects. The lawsuit, filed by the father of US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, seeks an injunction to prevent the government …

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