A U.S. federal court judge has announced that the Trump administration was mistaken when it claimed last week that it could begin to implement the president’s proposed ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military.
The Supreme Court directly struck down two of the four injunctions against implementing the ban in late January, and a third lower court lifted its ban in light of that decision in early March.
A three-judge appeals court panel overturned her injunction in January. But it has not issued its final order, and the plaintiffs haven’t had the chance to file a formal appeal of that ruling to the full court, Kollar-Kotelly noted. She said that those facts support her contention that the injunction still stands.
A sharp rebuke from the White House is expected, so please stay tuned for further updates.