A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday lifted a nationwide injunction that blocked a Trump administration policy barring transgender service members from serving in the military.
A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in a per curiam order found “clear error” in a district court injunction blocking implementation of the policy. The panel did not rule on the merits of the case, but faulted the lower court’s finding that the policy, known as the Mattis Plan, was the “equivalent of a blanket ban on transgender service.”
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