Democrats fought tooth-and-nail to stop Brett Kavanaugh.
Their effort ended up in crushing defeat.
And now Brett Kavanaugh gave Trump and his supporters the news that had them jumping for joy.
The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision – where Kavanaugh provided the deciding vote – to block a lower court ruling that stopped Donald Trump from rescinding Barack Obama’s decision to allow transgenders to enlist in the military.
The Supreme Court voted 5-4 on Tuesday to block lower court orders that had prevented President Donald Trump’s policy on transgender military troops from taking effect. The matter is now expected to go back before the justices for final judgment in the next year.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has been litigating several cases regarding that transgender policy since 2017. Transgender individuals had never been able to serve in the U.S. military, but President Barack Obama declared he would change that policy during his final term. It was set to take effect after the next president – Donald Trump – assumed office.
President Trump decided to reverse Obama’s decision. Liberal groups and transgender individuals sued over that reversal, filing lawsuits in three liberal district courts. When those courts issued preliminary injunctions requiring the military to immediately accept all transgender troops, U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco took the rare step of going trying to bypass the appellate courts and go immediately to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Trump supporters cheered this decision.
They turned out in November 2016 because they wanted Trump – and not Hillary Clinton – appointing Supreme Court justices.
And they also wanted to stop Obama’s assault on our military.
Obama allowing transgenders in the army was a cause célèbre for social justice warriors but it had nothing to do with improving America’s ability to defeat its enemies on the battlefield.
And in fact, there are many experts that believe Obama’s transgender troop order harms American military readiness.
Trump wanted to put America first – not PC Culture – and this Supreme Court decision will help him do just that.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.