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Supreme Court Lets Trump's Transgender Military Ban Take Effect

  • Justices won’t hear arguments but blocks lower court orders
  • Four liberal justices dissent from order allowing military ban
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The Supreme Court clears the way for President Trump’s military transgender ban. Greg Stohr reports.Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
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A divided U.S. Supreme Court cleared President Donald Trump’s administration to start barring most transgender people from serving in the armed forces.

The justices, voting 5-4 Tuesday, put on hold lower court decisions that had blocked the administration’s planned ban from taking effect. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented. Neither side provided any explanation.