Supreme Court Announces Trump Transgender Military Ban can Immediately take effect

The Supreme Court announced this morning that the Trump administrations’ ban on transgender military service can immediately take effect, impacting over 9,000 Service members, but the Supreme Court declined hear arguments regarding the ban’s constitutionality. Appeals to lower courts will continue but the Supreme Court issued a stay of lower courts’ injunctions which prevented the policy from being implemented when it was tweeted in 2017. In a 5-4 vote, the more liberal Supreme Court Justices all voted against granting the stay, while Chief Justice John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, and Brett Kavanaugh voted to immediately implement the ban. The Supreme Court decided against hearing arguments as to whether the ban was constitutional but multiple lower courts have ruled that the policy is most likely unconstitutional. On January 3rd, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit reversed an injunction against the implementation of the policy. This ruling did not immediately go into effect because there were multiple district court injunctions. However, the Supreme Court ruling halts the enforcement of all injunctions. This is the first time Trump’s transgender ban will be allowed to go into full effect. In July 2017, Trump tweeted, “After consultation with my […]

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