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Friday, November 24, 2017

Second Judge Halts Trump's Ban on Transgender Troops

A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, ruling that the prohibition likely amounts to unconstitutional discrimination.

U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis in Baltimore ruled that the ban lacked justification and "cannot possibly constitute a legitimate governmental interest." His ruling follows a similar one by a federal judge in Washington on Oct. 30.

The plaintiffs, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, alleged that Trump's ban violated their right under the U.S. Constitution to equal protection under the law.



Jim said...

"..the ban lacked justification and "cannot possibly constitute a legitimate governmental interest."

This 'ruling' cannot possibly constitute a legitimate judicial function. It is a judge disagreeing with a policy, not its constitutionality.

Legislating from the bench.

Anonymous said...

Who RUNS this damn country ???? The President or these
damn Politically Controlled Judges ???? I did Not VOTE for
a Frigg'in Judge !!!!

They need to be Put in their Place & be Neutral !!!!

Anonymous said...

He is commander in chief! So if he decides to send an aircraft carrier somewhere the courts can now tell him NO If the sailors get the ACLU TO SUE!

Anonymous said...

The ACLU needs to be brought down.

Anonymous said...

They were banned before, and it was legal. The judicial branch has NO authority over the military, or the Commander-in-Chief. Looks like DJT has more judges to replace. Hah, I guess these "stop Trump" judges aren't thinking about that. Presidents appoint judges, not the other way around. Democrats put politicians that legislate from the bench, on the bench. They do not, and will not, make decisions according to the constitution. They are actually traitors to our country.