First, SU's statement:
"It is really unfortunate that the government has tricked the Ninth Circuit into believing that 'enormous consequences,' 'immediate harm,' and 'irreparable injury' will result from a continuation of the injunction," said Alexander Nicholson, Executive Director of Servicemembers United and the only named veteran plaintiff in the case. "By the government's own admission elsewhere, none of these predicted consequences or injuries have come to pass while the law has been enjoined, and the Defense Department has even voluntarily created a de facto moratorium on discharges by further increasing the level of discharge authority. It is concerning that the government can so blatantly pull one over on an appeals court, and it is equally frustrating that such a distinguished court would allow itself to be fooled so obviously and so publicly in the name of 'deference.' Abdication is more like it."
There's really not much to add to that. It sucks, it was expected, and it gives us all the more reason to focus on Congress going into the lame-duck. Which means tomorrow.
Get through elections today, weep at the losses both in the 9th Circuit and in Congress tonight, and get it all out of your system, because we have to be ready to go - strategically - balls-to-the-wall ape shit in less than 24 hours.