Government asks high court to hear transgender military case

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Trump takes transgender troops case to court

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 Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to fast-track cases on the president's decision to prevent certain transgender people from serving in the military.

The Trump administration issued a memorandum that bars people with a history of "gender dysphoria", which would require medical treatment, from being admitted to the us military "except under certain limited circumstances".

It defined such individuals as "those who may require substantial medical treatment, including through medical drugs or surgery".

The president announced on Twitter in 2017 that the country would no longer "accept or allow" transgender Americans to serve in the military, citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption". Trump's recent salvo against the "Obama judge" who ruled against his asylum policy - not an issue now before the supreme court - prompted Roberts to fire back at the president for the first time, for feeding perceptions of a biased judiciary.

On November 23, Francisco took the extraordinarily rare step of asking the Supreme Court to take each of those cases now, rather than wait for perhaps another year for the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and D.C. Circuit to issue decisions.

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"Exempting such persons from well-established mental health, physical health, and sex-based standards, which apply to all Service members, including transgender Service members without gender dysphoria, could undermine readiness, disrupt unit cohesion, and impose an unreasonable burden on the military that is not conducive to military effectiveness and lethality", read the recommendation that was included in a court filing.

The Pentagon initially lifted its ban on transgender troops serving openly in the military in 2016, under President Barack Obama's administration.

While the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has heard arguments but not yet issued an opinion; the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit is scheduled to hear an appeal of the ruling in December, the Post noted.

Transgender troops have been controversial for both the Trump and Obama administrations. Updated at some point this week, the website now has no mention of the word transgender and states that gender-specific job roles in the federal government should be assigned according to "biological sex".

The government's appeals of those rulings had been moving forward. The supreme court for now has refused to block the climate change trial.

The Supreme Court has agreed only about a dozen times in the past century to take a case so quickly and bypass the federal appeals courts, usually involving a national emergency such as nationwide strikes in the steel and coal industries. "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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