While Kavanaugh fight rages, the Trump administration has filed an emergency application at the Supreme Court -- now split 4-4 on ideological lines -- over the government's transgender military ban, which was blocked by lower courtshttps://t.co/5IE8cM0wUd
— Lawrence Hurley (@lawrencehurley) September 17, 2018
The court filing is by Trump administration officials including President Trump, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and the DoD, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and the DHS.
The administration, according to the court document it filed, is asking the Supreme Court to stay an order that "requires the Executive Branch, including the President himself, to produce a detailed privilege log of thousands of documents withheld under the presidential communications privilege -- and to do so in a manner that reveals information that is itself privileged."
Monday's application also asks the Supreme Court to stay a lower court's ruling barring it from banning transgender service members from the Armed Forces. If the Supreme Court refuses to place the hold on the lower court's ruling, the Trump administration is asking the Court to take up and review the case in which it is being sued to remove its ban on transgender service members.
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