TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 4, 2019
A federal appeals court today struck down a lower court’s ruling blocking President Trump’s ban on transgender people from serving in the military, The Hill reports. The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit only applies to one of the several lawsuits filed in the matter, so the policy still has several other legal hurdles to overcome before it can take effect. The court agreed with the Trump administration’s assertion that the plan, designed by former Defense Secretary James Mattis, is not a blanket ban and would allow at least certain transgender individuals to serve.