In addition, over the objection of the four liberal members of the court, the justices agreed to allow the administration’s ban on most transgender individuals from serving in the military to go into effect while the issue plays out in the lower court.
And Justice Samuel Alito, joined by Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh signaled that they were troubled by an opinion written by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals that went against a high school football coach who was suspended in part because he knelt at the 50 yard line at the end of games and said a private prayer.
In the case of DACA, for instance, the court’s inaction virtually guarantees that the Obama-era program will remain in effect for the next several months protecting some 700,000 immigrants currently enrolled in the program.
While the justices denied a request to hear the Trump administration’s appeal to lower courts that have blocked his ban on most transgender individuals serving in the military, the justices did allow the policy to go into effect for now while the issue plays out below.
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