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Transgender Servicemembers

Document: Judge Clarifies Preliminary Injunction of Transgender Service Ban

On March 19, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia clarified in a filing that the court's nationwide preliminary injuction of President Trump's transgender service ban remains in effect, in response to the Defense Department's announcement that it would begin enforcing the policy in April. The notice is available in full here and below.

Civil Liberties and Constitutional Rights

The Role of Deference in Adjudicating the Military Transgender Policy, DACA and the Census

But the lack of tailoring—the careful fitting of means to chosen ends—in the military’s transgender policy should prompt the courts to look more closely at the Trump administration’s rescissions of various measures followed or implemented by the Obama administration.

U.S. Supreme Court

Document: Supreme Court Stays Injunctions in Transgender Servicemember Ban Cases

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court on 5-4 decisions granted two stays of district court injunctions in Trump v. Karnoski and Trump v. Stockman, two cases challenging the Trump administration's ban on military service by transgender people. The orders are below.

18A625 TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF U.S., ET AL. V. KARNOSKI, RYAN, ET AL.

Civil Liberties and Constitutional Rights

Document: Court Denies Request to Stay Injunction in Transgender Servicemember Case

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia declined on Nov. 30 to grant the government's motion for a stay of the court's preliminary injunction halting implementation of the ban on military service by transgender individuals. The court's order is available here and below.

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