Trump: Expedite SCOTUS Ruling on Transgender Military Service

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The Supreme Court building is seen at dawn on Capitol Hill in Washington. 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. (AP photo)

Military Times – The Trump administration’s effort to ban transgender personnel from military service will face major tests in the coming months, culminating in a potential Supreme Court decision that could decide whether the Pentagon’s decision process was constitutional, according to organizations representing the troops.

On Dec. 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear government appeals in Doe v. Trump, in which the courts decided that the Pentagon had to comply with previous DoD policy allowing transgender recruits to enlist by Jan. 1, 2018. More important may be a January Supreme Court deadline.

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