The Supreme Court has decided that it’s so vital to let President Trump keep transgender people out of the military that it has allowed his ban on their service or enlistment to go forward before even hearing arguments on the validity of his discriminatory decision.
The president announced the ban on Twitter in July 2017, surprising even the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his own defense secretary. The Pentagon later tried to get around injunctions that prevented the ban’s implementation by reverse-engineering the policy to suit Mr. Trump’s demands. In a pair of orders on Tuesday, the court lifted two of those injunctions.
One American Civil Liberties Union lawyer called the new and ostensibly improved transgender ban “transphobia masquerading as policy.” And a former naval aviator, reacting to the Supreme Court’s latest move, wrote in a Times op-ed that her career in the armed forces was just dealt a punishing blow.
The justices provided no explanation for their decision, which puts on hold rulings that have been in place for well over a year and that have allowed transgender troops to continue to serve openly under a directive by the Obama administration that was years in the making.
The four more liberal members of the court — Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan — dissented from the Supreme Court’s decision, a signal that they would have let the appeals process continue and for the ban to remain suspended until the case reached the court at a later time.
It is difficult to parse cryptic orders that contain no reasoning. But this move suggests that Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. and the justices on the court’s conservative wing are inclined to bend to the whims of an administration that often sets out to harm people by executive fiat, only to get challenged in court and later complain that judges are standing in the way of government policies.
To make that case, the Justice Department has argued for some time now that pushing a case along through the appellate process — a tried-and-true principle of the third branch of government — is somehow a political tool of the left that hampers good government.
In October, weeks before his ouster, Attorney General Jeff Sessions derided the rise of “judicial encroachment” on executive priorities.
“Executive branch officers do not work for the judiciary,” he said in remarks to the conservative Heritage Foundation. “We work for the president of the United States. Respect runs both ways. Courts ignore these constitutional limits at their peril.”
Mr. Sessions was referring to a series of rulings by lower courts that had impeded the Trump administration from acting on its worst impulses — including the transgender military ban as well as its attempts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census and to roll back protections for young people who are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Acting in part on Mr. Sessions’s alarm about activist judges, the Justice Department has sought to leapfrog intermediate courts and has requested immediate relief from the Supreme Court in these and other disputes. But these efforts by the Trump administration were unnecessary and could even backfire — litigation challenging Mr. Trump’s excesses has often laid bare the administration’s slipshod approach to governing. And the law benefits from an orderly judicial process that doesn’t play up nonexistent emergencies, wasting precious court resources.
As challengers to the military ban put it in one filing, “Parties are not entitled to treat the Supreme Court of the United States as a court of first review.”
For what it’s worth, the high court on Tuesday did not agree to fast-track the case, instead letting separate appeals play out while the Department of Defense figures out how to enforce the ban — a modicum of restraint for a court increasingly bombarded with requests to react to exigencies of Mr. Trump’s own making.
In its legal filings, the Trump administration has argued that allowing transgender people to serve poses “too great a risk to military effectiveness and lethality” and that the military is at risk of being made “to maintain a policy that it has determined, in its professional judgment, to be contrary to the national interest.”
But none of this fear-mongering has any basis in fact. Many of the alleged risks of allowing transgender troops to serve have been contradicted by military chiefs, former surgeons general and a government-commissioned study. And the ban already is inflicting psychological harm on transgender troops.
By reinstating the ban, the Supreme Court effectively validated President Trump’s unsubstantiated fears about transgender people — fears that also have fueled his administration’s attempts to undo legal protections for transgender people in other areas.
The Defense Department, for its part, is “pleased” with the Supreme Court’s intervention and stands ready to implement the ban, though a remaining federal injunction against it will delay those efforts somewhat. The Justice Department has already urged a judge to remove that final roadblock.
As seen with other restrictions Mr. Trump has pursued, such as policies targeting Muslim travelers and asylum seekers, Tuesday’s ruling confirms that lower court judges can serve as a check on an administration bent on inflicting harm — but they can only do so much.
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【克】【莱】【梅】【尔】【用】【圣】【光】【裁】【决】【破】【坏】【了】【藤】【条】，【接】【连】【射】【出】【的】【两】【道】【炽】【白】【光】【束】【都】【被】【萨】【恩】【躲】【开】。 【见】【攻】【击】【不】【到】【萨】【恩】，【克】【莱】【梅】【尔】【嘴】【唇】【微】【动】，【一】【段】【复】【杂】【咒】【语】【从】【口】【中】【念】【出】，【看】【的】【萨】【恩】【心】【中】【一】【惊】。 【达】【到】【传】【奇】【级】【别】【释】【放】【魔】【法】【根】【本】【就】【不】【需】【要】【咒】【语】，【萨】【恩】【从】【领】【域】【被】【压】【制】【时】【就】【感】【觉】【出】【克】【莱】【梅】【尔】【可】【能】【不】【止】【传】【奇】【那】【么】【简】【单】。 【而】【能】【让】【克】【莱】【梅】【尔】【这】【个】【最】【少】【传】【奇】
“【夜】【子】【陌】——【你】【还】【好】【吗】？【夜】【子】【陌】——” 【墨】【七】【璃】【知】【道】【夜】【子】【陌】【听】【不】【见】【自】【己】【在】【喊】【他】，【可】【是】【墨】【七】【璃】【还】【是】【很】【执】【着】，【不】【断】【的】【喊】【着】【夜】【子】【陌】【的】【名】【字】。 【墨】【七】【璃】【的】【目】【光】【看】【着】【夜】【子】【陌】，【整】【个】【人】【都】【显】【得】【特】【别】【的】【兴】【奋】，【墨】【七】【璃】【不】【断】【拍】【打】【着】【结】【界】，【看】【着】【夜】【子】【陌】【也】【看】【着】【自】【己】【的】【时】【候】，【墨】【七】【璃】【整】【个】【人】【更】【加】【的】【兴】【奋】。 【夜】【子】【陌】【的】【目】【光】【看】【着】【墨】【七】【璃】，【看】
“【如】【果】？【我】【是】【说】【如】【果】？【按】【你】【们】【所】【说】？【最】【终】【互】【联】【网】【和】【互】【联】【网】【有】【关】【的】【公】【司】【股】【票】【都】【有】【下】【跌】【的】【趋】【势】？ 【我】【们】【如】【何】【挣】【钱】？“ 【夏】【扬】【这】【话】【一】【出】？【反】【应】【最】【快】【的】【反】【而】【是】【王】【重】【力】【和】【谢】【业】【康】。 “【夏】【先】【生】，【这】【要】【看】【什】【么】【情】【况】【了】？”【王】【重】【力】【刚】【要】【接】【下】【说】？ 【谢】【业】【康】【直】【接】【站】【了】【起】【来】，【说】【道】：“【如】【果】【互】【联】【网】【股】【票】【全】【部】【下】【跌】？【还】【有】【相】【关】【一】【起】【下】【跌】
【阿】【甯】“【嗯】？【这】【么】【多】【珠】【子】。【你】【们】【家】【少】【主】【可】【还】【在】【府】【中】？”【凝】【叶】【问】【那】【个】【小】【丫】【鬟】。 “【他】【已】【经】【出】【去】【了】。【特】【意】【嘱】【咐】【我】【将】【这】【些】【钱】【都】【交】【给】【姑】【娘】。”【小】【丫】【鬟】【心】【里】【暗】【暗】【想】【着】， 【这】【个】【少】【主】【早】【早】【就】【溜】【走】【了】。【若】【不】【是】【少】【主】【的】【吩】【咐】…… 【她】【也】【不】【敢】【踏】【进】【这】【里】。 “【好】【吧】，【那】【你】【先】【回】【去】【吧】。【也】【没】【有】【什】【么】【事】【情】。”【凝】【叶】【看】【着】【手】【里】【的】【珠】【子】。【漫】【不】【经】体育6十1开奖结果查询【当】【颜】【茹】【枫】【带】【着】【夏】【芋】，【走】【到】【一】【家】【酒】【馆】【门】【前】【的】【时】【候】，【忽】【听】【得】【酒】【馆】【内】【部】【传】【来】【一】【阵】【噪】【杂】【声】。 “【这】【人】【有】【病】【吧】，【喝】【多】【了】【在】【这】【里】【耍】【酒】【疯】！” “【呵】【呵】！” “【这】【人】【不】【但】【有】【病】，【脑】【子】【也】【有】【问】【题】。” “【谁】【说】【不】【是】【呢】，【拉】【着】【人】【加】【老】【板】【的】【女】【儿】【硬】【说】【是】【他】【师】【妹】，【真】【有】【意】【思】。” 【这】【时】，【只】【见】【一】【个】【醉】【醺】【醺】【的】【男】【子】，【忽】【的】【怒】【吼】【一】【声】。
【虽】【然】【失】【望】，【但】【是】，【王】【烨】【也】【不】【会】【轻】【易】【的】【做】【决】【定】。【毕】【竟】，【他】【现】【在】【要】【做】【的】【决】【定】【关】【乎】【太】【多】【人】【的】【生】【死】【了】。 【而】【且】，【他】【这】【一】【次】【也】【确】【实】【是】【有】【在】【大】【梁】【的】【君】【臣】【面】【前】，【展】【示】【辽】【东】【武】【力】【的】【想】【法】。【只】【有】【让】【他】【们】【彻】【底】【的】【明】【白】【辽】【东】【的】【武】【力】，【他】【们】【才】【不】【会】【轻】【易】【得】【动】【跟】【辽】【东】【开】【战】【的】【念】【头】。 【辽】【东】【需】【要】【一】【段】【时】【间】【休】【养】【生】【息】。【只】【有】【辽】【东】【实】【现】【了】【工】【业】【化】，【王】【烨】【才】
【不】【过】【好】【在】【初】【始】【之】【祖】【和】【另】【一】【道】【道】【祖】【级】【强】【者】【的】【气】【息】【一】【同】【消】【失】【了】，【不】【然】【的】【话】【光】【是】【道】【祖】【级】【强】【者】【的】【威】【压】，【就】【足】【以】【让】【流】【放】【之】【地】【崩】【溃】。 【不】【过】【也】【有】【一】【项】【好】【处】，【那】【就】【是】【神】【墟】【不】【敢】【来】【了】。 【之】【前】【神】【墟】【甚】【至】【都】【已】【经】【准】【备】【动】【手】【了】，【但】【是】【无】【论】【神】【墟】【再】【怎】【么】【强】【大】，【碰】【到】【道】【祖】【级】【强】【者】【出】【现】，【就】【算】【是】【他】【们】【也】【要】【怂】，【不】【然】【的】【话】【若】【是】【被】【道】【祖】【级】【强】【者】【盯】【上】，【恐】