Judge blocks enforcement of Trump’s transgender military ban

Oct 31, 2017

By Ariane de Vogue

Washington (CNN)A federal judge on Monday partially blocked enforcement of key provisions of President Donald Trump’s memorandum banning transgender people serving in the military.

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly blocked provisions of the memorandum concerning the enlistment and retention of transgender military service members, holding that the plaintiffs “have established that they will be injured by these directives, due both to the inherent inequality they impose, and the risk of discharge and denial of accession that they engender. “
The judge also blasted Trump’s initial abrupt announcement via Twitter that came “without any of the formality or deliberative processes that generally accompany the development and announcement of major policy changes that will gravely affect the lives of many Americans.”
In partially granting a preliminary injunction pending appeal, the judge said the plaintiffs — current and aspiring service members who are transgender — are “likely to succeed” on their due process claims.

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6 comments on “Judge blocks enforcement of Trump’s transgender military ban

  • @OP – The judge also blasted Trump’s initial abrupt announcement via Twitter that came “without any of the formality or deliberative processes that generally accompany the development and announcement of major policy changes that will gravely affect the lives of many Americans.”

    Trump really has no idea about any sort of professional standards or competence! His egotistical prime objective, seems to be, to demonstrate to his base of ignoramuses “how much better” HE knows, than the world’s experts (such as scientists, doctors, economists, administrators, and judges).

    Of course in the eyes of professional specialists, he does just that – and scores a “great” big ZERO for subject related education, research, diligence, and relevant capability”!



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  • Those “so-called-judges”, just keep pointing out how legally incompetent, Trump and the Trumpy appointees really are!

    https://news.sky.com/story/second-judge-blocks-donald-trumps-transgender-military-ban-11137708

    Second judge blocks Donald Trump’s transgender military ban

    Baltimore Judge Marvin Garbis ruled that Mr Trump’s ban “likely amounts to unconstitutional discrimination”.

    However – in classical Trump style, he is addressing this issue by trying to appoint some legally unqualified sycophant Trump-thinkers as judges!



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  • @#2 – Those “so-called-judges”, just keep pointing out how legally incompetent, Trump and the Trumpy appointees really are!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-42522534

    Egypt’s former president has been sentenced to three years in prison for insulting the judiciary.

    He has also been fined a million Egyptian pounds (£42,000; $56,000) relating to a speech given in 2013.

    Mr Morsi has previously rejected the authority of the courts, and in his first trial shouted from the dock that he was being “forcibly detained”.

    Since then he has been forced to sit in soundproof glass cages in courtrooms, which officials say are designed to prevent him disrupting proceedings.

    Perhaps after some “dump the Trump” process has taken place, the US courts and the “so-called-judges”, may see this as a precedent for dealing with ex-presidents who have publicly held the courts and legal processes in contempt!



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  • Alan, Great idea, I am taking up a collection to begin construction of a soundproof glass cage for our Mr Trump.
    No doors.
    I’m leaving a big enough hole size to push a peanut through.



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  • Then he’ll appoint Nikki Haley as Secretary of State. Worse than Trump. One of the most odious and corrupt politicians in America. (I have provided links / evidence already.)

    Just watched a segment on Fox (in a spirit of masochism). They were talking about how unfair the media has been. The media doesn’t talk about all the great things Trump has done, they said – like the tax bill and the stock market. A bunch of sick people; it makes me ashamed to be a member of the human race, as Kirk Douglas said in Paths of Glory. Makes me very angry. Trump deserves everything he’s gotten. More, actually. (The media has been too kind to him, as they are corporate owned for, the most part.) He has attacked the press virulently.



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