President Trump was elected in 2016 after promising to remake the Supreme Court with conservative appointments.
After defeating Hillary Clinton, he made good on that promise by appointing Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
And now, Kavanaugh just handed Trump a major victory that has Obama fuming.
One of President Trump’s most important campaign promises in 2016 was a pledge to appoint constitutional conservatives to the Supreme Court.
After pulling up an upset against Hillary Clinton, Trump quickly got to work executing his campaign promise, quickly nominating and appointing Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat of Antonin Scalia in 2017.
When a second Supreme Court seat opened up in the summer of 2018, President Trump again followed up with his campaign promises and nominated Brett Kavanaugh to fill the seat of retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
After a bitter confirmation battle that saw Democrats resort to blatant character assassination in a bid to stop Kavanaugh from being confirmed to the Supreme Court, Trump’s nominee prevailed and Kavanaugh was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last October.
Since taking office, Kavanaugh has proven to be one of Trump’s best choices for the American court system.
And now, he just delivered Trump a major judicial victory that has left Obama fuming.
The Daily Caller reports, “The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will allow President Donald Trump to temporarily enforce restrictions on transgender individuals serving in the military.”
Every liberal justice on the court opposed the measure.
But in a narrow 5-4 ruling, Justice Kavanaugh proved to be the tiebreaking vote to overturn President Obama’s previous ruling regarding transgenders in the military.
The Trump administration was quick to celebrate the victory.
“We are pleased the Supreme Court granted stays in these cases, clearing the way for the policy to go into effect while litigation continues,” said Kerri Kupec, a Department of Justice spokeswoman. “The Department of Defense has the authority to create and implement personnel policies it has determined are necessary to best defend our nation.”
The battle over transgenders serving in the military had been raging since shortly after President Trump took office.
One of the first major orders he issued to overturn a key aspect of President Obama’s legacy was a ruling allowing transgender individuals to serve in the armed forces.
In July 2017, President Trump overturned that policy, before delaying its implementation.
After a review by the Department of Defense confirmed the policy was beneficial to the combat readiness of the armed forces, Trump initiated the change in February 2018.
Almost immediately, liberal activists took the President to court in opposition of the policy change.
After nearly a year of legal limbo, the Supreme Court decided to signal its position on the policy by declaring it legal for the President to initiate a change of this nature.
The ruling comes as a stern rebuke of President Obama’s policies, and a key example of not just President Trump’s determination to paint over much of his predecessor’s record, but also how President Trump’s judicial appointments are allowing him to do so.
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