9th Circ. Says Military 'Trans Ban' Injunction Must Be Revisited
Law360 (June 14, 2019, 9:14 PM EDT) -- The Pentagon's transgender policy differs enough from an earlier ban that a district court must reexamine its decision to carry over a related injunction, the Ninth Circuit ruled Friday, but the policy is clearly based on transgender status, not a medical condition, and must therefore face heightened scrutiny.
The U.S. Department of Defense's 2018 policy heavily restricting military service by transgender people is different enough from a 2017 presidential policy outright banning service, and a district court did not fully consider those differences when it refused to dissolve a related injunction, a three-judge panel ruled in a published decision.
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!