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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to allow transgender military ban in aggressive legal maneuver


The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., is seen at sunset. (Jon Elswick / AP)

The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to promptly allow it to bar transgender people from serving in the armed forces in an unusual move that bypasses the regular federal legal process.

The request, filed by U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco, urges the high court to compound four separate legal challenges to President Trump’s transgender ban and singularly rule on the issue this term.

Trump’s ban is currently not being enforced since all four lawsuits were successful in asking for temporary injunctions.

“The decisions imposing those injunctions are wrong, and they warrant this Court’s immediate review,” Francisco wrote.

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