This note just in from University of Pennsylvania Professor of Law and administration adviser on DADT Tobias Barrington Wolff:
Senator Jim Webb is speaking on the Senate floor at this very moment in support of repeal, after having voted against it in the Armed Services Committee and after refusing for years to endorse repeal.
It is an extraordinary moment. Heartfelt thanks are due to our friends in Virginia, our national advocates, and the administration for working so long and hard to convince Senator Webb that repeal is both appropriate and workable.
Congratulations and many thanks to my good friend Senator Jim Webb — who has been a fellow traveler with the New America Foundation and me personally on numerous fronts. This is a most welcome other point of common concern and interest.
— Steve Clemons