In the military case, the administration argued that the Supreme Court should step in before an appeals court rules because the case "involves an issue of imperative public importance: the authority of the U.S. military to determine who may serve in the Nation's armed forces."
The Trump White House wants to bypass the lower courts and go straight to SCOTUS on the transgender military ban. Clearly Trump thinks he has a home-field advantage there.
Trump’s ban on transgender warriors serving in the military is brazen pandering to an ever-shrinking base of intolerant people. It has NOTHING to do w/military preparedess or good order & disicipline. I pray SCOTUS doesn’t take the bait. It’s a desperate play by a losing team.
Trump's recent salvo against the "Obama judge" who ruled against his asylum policy - not one of the issues currently before the Supreme Court - prompted Chief Justice John Roberts to fire back at the president for the first time for feeding perceptions of a biased judiciary.
The Supreme Court does not ordinarily intercede until at least one appeals court has considered an issue, and it typically awaits a disagreement among appeals courts before adding a case to its docket.
.@realDonaldTrump @VP asks #SCOTUS take on transgender military ban ? #WTF AGAIN why is US government ATTACKING freedom? Attack LIBERTY? 18 other countries allow LIBERTY! We are “Land of OPPRESSION” ? #DeOppressoLiber Where’s JFK?
BREAKING: The Trump Administration Just Asked The Supreme Court To Let It Enforce Its Transgender Military Ban #SCOTUS
In yet another aggressive attempt to bypass federal appeals courts, the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to hear a challenge to President Donald Trump's policy that bars most transgender individuals from military service.
The Trump administration has, however, repeatedly asked the justices to hear appeals directly from district court rulings, most recently in several cases concerning its attempt to shut down a program that shields some 700,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation.
In both sets of cases, Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco told the justices that prompt action was required to ensure that the Supreme Court could rule before its current term ended in June.
In the immigration case, the administration told the high court it should step in and decide the fate of DACA ahead of an appeals court's ruling because the policy otherwise could be in place until the middle of 2020 before the justices might otherwise rule.
Federal district courts have entered injunctions against the new policy, but no appeals court has yet ruled on it.
Francisco has moved aggressively at times to get cases before a Supreme Court that is more solidly conservative with the addition of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to issue an unusually quick ruling on the Pentagon's policy of restricting military service by transgender people.
MORE: Trump issues order to ban most transgender troops from serving in military | Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people The Supreme Court almost always waits to get involved in a case until both a trial and appeals court have ruled in it.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court to allow it to leapfrog federal appeals courts in several cases concerning the president’s decision to bar transgender people from serving in the military.
On Friday, Solicitor General Noel Francisco filed petitions asking the justices to take up the issue in three separate cases that are still in lower courts so it could be decided definitively this term.
Francisco asked the justices to step in to review the lower court's decision in a case related to the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.