As with Prop. 8, I oppose the policy but can’t imagine the decision is legally correct.
The L.A. Times has more here.
UPDATE: That L.A. Times blog entry has the following dubious claim:
Despite Obama’s criticism of the policy, the Justice Department vigorously defended “don’t ask, don’t tell’’ and even tried to undercut the case with a technical legal challenge over whether the named plaintiffs were dues-paying members of the organization that filed the lawsuit: the Log Cabin Republicans.
Mmmmm, re the supposedly vigorous defending, not so much. The paper’s news article does a better job of explaining what the decision made clear: DoJ rolled over on this one.
The sole evidence presented by the Justice Department was the legislative history of the ban, which federal government lawyers argued showed the policy was properly adopted by Congress though a deliberative and reasoned political process. No witnesses were called.