Walter Dellinger, the former solicitor general for President Clinton, last night told Rachel Maddow why the Obama administration has to appeal the ruling that found DADT was unconstitutional:

An excellent point—you don't want one federal judge overturning policy for the country simply because the administration du jour liked a particular ruling and failed to challenge it. It still doesn't qualify Obama as a "fierce advocate," but fair enough. This tip was from tipper I Got Nuthin, who calls this an "interesting and reasonable take on the whole fiasco." What say you, Slogosphere?