The cases will move forward through the normal appellate process with the ban against transgender servicemembers in place.
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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.
On Friday, the D.C. Circuit lifted a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration's restriction on military service by transgender people. The full ruling is below.
An update in the ongoing litigation over the Trump administration's ban on military service by transgender people.
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.
On Nov. 23, the Trump administration filed petitions for a writ of certiorari before judgment in three lawsuits challenging its ban on military service by transgender people, preempting rulings by the courts of appeals.
The government notified two federal circuit courts that it may take its appeal of a preliminary injunction straight to the Supreme Court.
Document: Trump Administration Seeks Emergency Stay of Order to Produce Privilege Log in Transgender Servicemember Ban Litigation
On Monday, the Trump administration applied to the Supreme Court for an emergency stay of a district court order in litigation related to the transgender servicemember ban. A district court ordered the government to produce a log of evidence it believes is subject to presidential communications privilege. The government argues that a 2004 case should protect the government from doing so. The full application is below.
A summary of significant litigation developments in Doe v. Trump, Stone v. Trump, Karnoski v. Trump, and Stockman v. Trump.
On Aug. 25 2017, President Trump ordered the U.S. government to not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in the U.S. military. Two plaintiffs, Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, subsequently filed a lawsuit seeking to block the memorandum and sought a preliminary injunction. The court granted the preliminary injunction in Oct. 2017.
Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colombia issued two rulings on Aug. 6 in the case of Doe v. Trump.