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Trump’s Tweets Stymie Trans Military Ban In Lower Courts

Law360, New York (November 7, 2017, 11:32 AM EST) -- Last week, a federal judge halted much of President Donald Trump’s controversial ban on transgender military service, which he first announced via Twitter on July 26.

The president’s full Twitter announcement read: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.”

Despite following up his Twitter announcement with...

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