This is temporary and does NOT go to the heart of question ….
It just allows the Trump admin to go ahead with some restrictions. policies …
The court did NOT rule on the basic rights of transgenders…
This IS STILL in the court on the ‘Rights’ question….
The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the Trump administration’s request to allow it to temporarily enforce its restrictions on transgender people serving in the military.
The justices stayed district court injunctions that blocked the new policy pending a ruling in the 9th Circuit on the government’s appeal.
The court, however, did not agree to review the legality of the new policy, as the administration had asked.
Solicitor General Noel Francisco jumped the normal course of judicial order in November by submitting his request before the regional appeals courts had ruled on the issue.
He urged the justices to immediately take the case and issue a ruling this term, arguing the lower court’s decision blocked a policy that’s “necessary to place the Department of Defense in the strongest position to protect the American people.”
He said the Department of Defense review found that continuing to allow transgender people who have transitioned or seek to transition to serve in the military poses a threat to military effectiveness and readiness.
The justices, however, like for the appeals courts to have considered a case before they weigh in, and even then are selective. It takes four justices to agree to hear a case, and often they only agree to step in if the appeals courts are deeply divided on an issue.
It takes five justices to agree to stay a lower court ruling…..