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    Posted: October 30 2017 at 2:45pm
A FEDERAL judge has barred President Donald Trump’s administration from proceeding with plans to exclude transgender people from military service.

U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled that the transgender service members who had sued over Trump’s policy were likely to win their lawsuit.

She directed a return to the situation that existed before Trump announced his new policy this summer, saying the administration had provided no solid evidence for why a ban should be implemented.

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Trump had ordered a reinstatement of the longstanding policy that barred transgender individuals from joining the military; service members who were revealed to be transgender were subject to discharge. Under President Barack Obama, that policy was changed last year to allow transgender people to serve openly.


Protesters gather in front of the White House in July to protest President Donald Trump's ban on transgenders serving in the US military. Picture: AFP Photo/Paul J. RichardsSource:AFP

The Trump administration may appeal Kollar-Kotelly’s decision, but for now, the proposed ban remains unenforceable under Kollar-Kotelly’s preliminary injunction.

“We disagree with the court’s ruling and are currently evaluating the next steps,” said Justice Department spokesman Lauren Ehrsam.

One of the attorneys handling the lawsuit, Shannon Minter of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, said the ruling was an enormous relief to his clients. “Their lives have been devastated since Trump first tweeted he was reinstating the ban,” Minter said. “They are now able to serve on equal terms with everyone else.”

Trump announced on Twitter in July that the government “will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military”. He followed with an August memo directing the Pentagon to extend indefinitely a ban on transgender individuals joining the military, and gave Defense Secretary Jim Mattis six months to come up with a policy on “how to address” those who are currently serving.


A police officer stands guard as protesters gather in Times Square, New York City, in July to show their anger at President Donald Trump's decision to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving in the military. Picture: AFP Photo/Getty Images North America/Spencer PlattSource:AFP

Under the Obama administration, the Department of Defense had announced in 2016 that service members could not be discharged solely based on their gender identity. Transgender individuals were to be allowed to enlist in the military in June 2017, a timeline initially delayed under the Trump administration to Jan. 1, 2018.

Minter said the new court ruling means they will be able to enlist as of that date.

The Trump administration had asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit; Kollar-Kotelly refused to do so, and Minter said it’s possible the case will go to trial.

One issue not directly addressed in Monday’s ruling was whether federal funds should be used to pay for sexual reassignment surgeries for members of the military. The administration has sought to prohibit such payments; Kollar-Kotelly said she didn’t have jurisdiction to rule on the issue because none of the plaintiffs in the case established a likelihood of being impacted by that prohibition.

After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow......

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017

....Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming.....

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017

The lawsuit was filed in August by the National Center for Lesbian Rights and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) on behalf of eight transgender individuals, including service members in the air force, Coast Guard and the Army, as well as students at the U.S. Naval Academy and in the ROTC program at the University of New Haven.

The Justice Department, in seeking the lawsuit’s dismissal, said none of the plaintiffs had established that they will be impacted by current policies on military service.

The two advocacy groups who filed the lawsuit assailed that assertion. They highlighted the uncertainty facing Regan Kibby, the transgender Naval Academy student who — because of Trump’s action — was unsure whether he would be able to join the Navy on graduation.


US President Donald Trump’s administration asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit. Picture: AFP Photo/ Saul LoebSource:AFP

Kollar-Kotelly said the plaintiffs clearly established that they would be harmed by the administration’s directives. She also contended that the plaintiffs were likely to prevail in arguing that the directives were unconstitutionally discriminatory — targeting transgender people without evidence that their service caused substantive problems for the military.

The directives “do not appear to be supported by any facts,” the judge wrote. Other lawsuits challenging president’s directive have been filed in Seattle and Baltimore.

Oral arguments are scheduled November 9 for the Baltimore lawsuit, which was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of six transgender service members.

“The federal courts are recognising what everyone already knows to be true: President Trump’s impulsive decision to ban on transgender people from serving in the military service was blatantly unconstitutional,” said Joshua Block, senior staff lawyer with the ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project.

The Pentagon has not released data on the number of transgender people currently serving in the US military, but a Rand Corp. study has estimated between 1,320 and 6,630, out of 1.3 million active-duty troops.

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and a real big FAIL for Donnie Jr.
ya can't fix deh STOOPIDLOL

Donald Trump Jr.’s Bizarre Halloween ‘Lesson’ Backfires Spectacularly

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-jr-halloween-candy_us_59f9221ce4b046017fafaa3c?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009



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Carrier Plant Used for Trump Photo-Op Announces MORE Layoffs


https://www.redstate.com/sweetie15/2017/11/09/carrier-plant-used-trump-photo-op-announces-layoffs/


oh well

Trump at least,got some good PR

the workers?

well they got screwed

but we kinda knew that was going to happen didn't we ?




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A year after Don the Con promised to save their jobs, Carrier Corp. employees face more layoffs

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/9/1714131/-A-year-after-Don-the-Con-promised-to-save-their-jobs-Carrier-Corp-employees-face-more-layoffs

and what does a former Trump supporter have to say ?

“Trump came in there to the factory last December and blew smoke up our asses,” Brenda Darlene Battle, a twenty-five-year Carrier employee, said. “He wasn’t gonna save those jobs.”


CONNED by the Don

where is Trump now on this issue?
NOWHERE to be found
SILENT

gee
I'm so tired of winning
I need to take a napLOL

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The Trump Administration is Hiring 12 Attorneys to Seize Land for His Border Wall


https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-administration-hiring-12-attorneys-132344400.html


you wanted a wall ?

ya might just get it

BUT

we're gonna TAKE yer land LOL


BAD choices in life very often lead to BAD consequences

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Senate Republicans' tax 'cut' bill hikes taxes on everyone earning less than $75,000 by 2027

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/16/1716133/-Senate-Republicans-tax-cut-bill-hikes-taxes-on-everyone-earning-less-than-75-000-by-2027

oh well
bad choices lead to bad consequences
sorry middle class
read it and weep

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Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil in South Dakota

The spill, near Amherst, S.D., comes just days before regulators in neighboring Nebraska decide whether to grant the final permit needed to begin construction on a different pipeline proposal, the Keystone XL, which would be operated by the same company. An announcement in Nebraska is expected on Monday.

The pipeline company, TransCanada, said in a statement that the South Dakota leak was detected around 6 a.m. local time on Thursday. The pipeline was shut down, and the cause of the leak was under investigation.

TransCanada appreciates the collaborative support of local officials, emergency response personnel and commissioners in Marshall County, as well as the landowner who has given permission to access land for assessment, identification and cleanup activities,” the company said in its statement.

A reporter for The Aberdeen American News at the scene of the spill said on Twitter that the area was blocked off by emergency vehicles.

Opponents of Keystone XL, which is proposed to run about 1,100 miles and would become part of the Keystone system, quickly cited Thursday’s spill as evidence of the risks posed by such pipelines, and urged Nebraska regulators to take note.

“We’ve always said it’s not a question of whether a pipeline will spill, but when, and today TransCanada is making our case for us,” Kelly Martin of the Sierra Club said in a statement. “This is not the first time TransCanada’s pipeline has spilled toxic tar sands, and it won’t be the last.”

Keystone XL has the strong support of President Trump and most Republican politicians, but it has faced years of vocal opposition in Nebraska from some farmers and ranchers who worry that a spill could spoil their groundwater and decimate agricultural land.

“That’s our fear — that pipelines do leak,” said Jeanne Crumly, whose farm near Page, Neb., is along the proposed Keystone XL route, after being told about the South Dakota spill.

Ms. Crumly and about 90 other Nebraska landowners have not signed easements with TransCanada and have urged against issuing a permit for the project. Nebraska’s Public Service Commission plans to announce on Monday morning whether it will approve the permit, the last major regulatory hurdle before construction on Keystone XL could begin.

Thursday’s episode is one of several major pipeline spills in recent years. More than a million gallons leaked from a pipeline into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan in 2010, and 50,000 gallons of oil gushed into the Yellowstone River in Montana in 2015, contaminating drinking water there.

Oil pipelines have faced greater scrutiny since thousands of protesters gathered near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota last year to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. The site of Thursday’s spill was near the boundaries of the Lake Traverse Reservation, home of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribe.

Dave Flute, the tribal chairman of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, said he was contacted early in the afternoon by emergency management services and told that there was a “substantial leak” in the pipeline.

“We are monitoring the situation as this leak is adjacent to our reservation,” Mr. Flute said in a statement. “We do not know the impact this has on our environment at this time but we are aware of the leak.”

Ms. McIntosh, the South Dakota environmental official, said that TransCanada employees and contractors were at the spill site and that soil cleanup workers were on the way. The state was overseeing the response.

Ms. McIntosh said that the leak was “a large release” of oil, but that “the location of this is not in a sensitive area.”

“They’ve got a response plan that they kicked in right away,” Ms. McIntosh said. “The area’s very rural, which is very positive. There’s no one nearby that is drinking any of the groundwater that may be impacted, so that’s less of an issue.”




https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/us/keystone-pipeline-leaks-south-dakota.html
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