Trump trans troops move pulls supreme court further into political mire


The Trump administration has asked for the High Court to exercise that rule a couple times, most recently in the legal challenges to the DACA amnesty program for illegal aliens.

The appeal of Pechman's discovery order went to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which Trump blasted bitterly earlier this week, complaining that an "Obama judge" from that circuit had blocked his effort to limit immigrants' ability to lodge asylum claims and that the circuit itself was consistently hostile to his prerogatives.

Donald Trump has asked the Supreme Court to fast-track a review of his administration's proposed transgender military ban.

In 2016, then-Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter reversed a longstanding ban and said transgender individuals could serve openly in the military - and troops looking to transition could have that care paid for, and would be allowed to remain in service.

Francisco has moved aggressively at times to get cases before a Supreme Court that is more solidly conservative with the addition of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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"The President's hateful ban is purpose-built to humiliate our courageous transgender members of the military who serve with honor and dignity", she added. "In fact, there is considerable evidence that it is the discharge and banning of such individuals that would have such effects", U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly wrote last spring in a case filed in the District of Columbia.

One of the lawsuits against the Pentagon policy has made its way to an appeals court, the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

"Francisco added that "[Defense] Secretary [Jim] Mattis and a panel of senior military leaders and other experts determined that the prior policy. posed too great a risk to military effectiveness and lethality".

According to reports Friday, the White House is asking the court to take up three challenges to the policy. An Obama policy allowed them to serve in the military. At an especially sensitive moment for the Supreme Court, the Trump administration is "forcing it into a minefield that many justices would nearly surely prefer to avoid", Matz said.

"It seems the Trump administration can't wait to discriminate", Peter Renn, Legal Counsel of Lambda Legal, said in a statement. "There is no valid reason to jump the line now and seek US Supreme Court review before the appellate courts have even ruled on the preliminary issues before them".

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The Trump administration has taken an aggressive posture when lower courts have ruled against it on important issues.

The administration wants the court to hear the dispute this term.

Lower court judges have largely agreed, with judges in federal courts in Washington state, California and Washington, DC refusing to lift injunctions against the original ban to allow the updated policy to be enforced.

"Trump's lawyers fail to understand that the government is not entitled to play leapfrog whenever it loses in federal court".

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