Judge excuses Trump from fight over his transgender ban


A case over whether President Trump can reverse a policy decision made by Barack Obama will go forward, according to a federal judge’s ruling.

But it will go forward without Trump as a defendant.

U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said she was unconvinced by the government’s argument that Trump has the authority to reverse Obama’s policy to allow transgendered persons in the U.S. military.

Trump had tweeted that Obama’s policy was being reversed, but several individuals from the military sued.

The government had wanted a preliminary order preventing implementation of Trump’s policy dissolved and the complaint dismissed based on an amended version of the


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