Trump administration pushes for SCOTUS to review transgender military ban

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the administration’s ban on transgender people in the military. Challenges to the ban are still working through the lower courts. The Washington Post reported that Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco has asked the court to consolidate the challenges and make a ruling during the current term. The challenges have been largely successful in the lower courts. “This highly unusual step is wildly premature and inappropriate, both because there is no final judgment in the case, and because even the preliminary issue on appeal has not yet been decided,” said Lambda Legal counsel Peter Renn.