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On July 26, 2017, Trump announced the us military would not allow transgender individuals to serve.

DOJ appealed all three of those decisions.

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, in San Francisco, has heard arguments in a separate appeal, but has yet to issue a ruling.

The Trump administration has, however, repeatedly asked the justices to hear appeals directly from district court rulings, most recently in several cases concerning its attempt to shut down a programme that shields some 700,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation. Federal District Court Judge Marsha Pechman of Seattle said that "discrimination against transgender people clearly is unrelated to their ability to perform and contribute to society".

The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court Friday to step in and rule that a policy prohibiting transgender troops from serving in the military is legal, seeking to short-circuit lower courts that have been skeptical about the ban.

Except in rare cases, the Supreme Court usually waits to get involved in cases until both a trial and appeals court have ruled on the matter. The new policy was met with a similar response, being stopped by judges in district courts.

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"The decisions imposing those injunctions are wrong, and they warrant this Court's immediate review", Francisco wrote Friday. 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.

"As Americans come together and give thanks for the sacrifices made by our courageous service members and their families, the Trump-Pence administration is focused on undermining our military by tripling down on this discriminatory ban", said Rick Zbur, executive director of Equality California, which brought one of the successful suits against the ban. "The administration ought to be thanking them for their service - not trying to score political points by purging them from our military".

"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. In January, it petitioned the Supreme Court to fast-track cases challenging the Trump administration's plans to end DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Just last month, it was revealed that the Trump administration are considering implementing a policy that would change the definition of sex and gender.

This is the fourth time in recent months that the Trump administration has tried to bypass the normal courts process. "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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