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Supreme Court Allows Trump's Transgender Military Ban to Go into Effect

Doug Mainwaring : Jan 22, 2019 : Faithwire.com

Three judges dissented in the ruling: Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

(Washington, DC)—[Faithwire.com] The US Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump's ban on transgender service members to go into effect while the case proceeds. (Photo: US Supreme Court building/Wikimedia Commons/via Faithwire)

In a 5-4 vote, the justices put a hold on lower court rulings that had placed injunctions against the White House, barring the controversial rule from being implemented, according to Bloomberg News.

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented.

It should be noted that, while the high court has vacated previous injunctions against Trump's ban, the justices did not agree to review the case until after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issues its ruling.

Several injunctions against the Trump policy were introduced when he announced the ban via Twitter in July 2017. The lower courts argued the rule should be suspended while legal challenges are heard.

The White House pushed back against the injunctions, taking the case to the Supreme Court, arguing the policy is a matter of national security—since it pertains to the US military—and should be in effect as the challenges work their way through the courts... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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