Posted by on January 4, 2019 4:45 pm
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A federal court has finally ruled in favor of Trump’s transgender troop ban—but so many have already ruled against it that the Pentagon can’t implement it just yet.

As the Associated Press reported Friday, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit appeals court ruled in the case of Doe v. Trump that Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly overstepped in placing a preliminary injunction on the revised transgender troop ban that then-Defense Secretary James Mattis submitted in 2018. But the panel stopped short of saying that the transgender troop ban was constitutional.

“Although today’s decision is not a final determination on the merits, we must recognize that the Mattis Plan plausibly relies upon the ‘considered professional judgment’ of ‘appropriate military officials,’” the panel wrote, quoting from the Supreme Court’s 1986 ruling that the Air Force could require a Jewish soldier to not wear a yarmulke.

Read more at The Daily Beast.