The brief, filed in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, came as part of a long-running suit by 12 states opposed to Education Department guidance issued past year directing the nation's public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice.
But now, Trump's administration has officially withdrawn the government's objection.
Then, in a joint request with the states challenging the policy, the states and the Justice Department both requested that the oral arguments on that issue be removed from the court's calendar. Under the Obama administration's interpretation of the law, transgender students must be given access to bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity.
Just one day after the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General, the Justice Department filed a motion withdrawing its previous request for a partial stay of a preliminary injunction that bars the federal government from enforcing Obama-era educational guidelines requiring transgender students to be treated according to their gender identity under Title IX. And some states, like California, have state-level anti-discrimination laws that include transgender students.
President Donald Trump will not continue efforts by former President Barack Obama to ensure transgender students enjoy discrimination-free learning environments.
"After being on the job for less than 48 hours, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has signaled his intent to undermine the equal dignity of transgender students", said the group's president, Chad Griffin.
The Fifth Circuit has granted the request from the Justice Department to cancel oral arguments in the case initially scheduled for February 17.
For now, transgender students won't be largely affected by the Justice Department's withdrawal. In the August ruling, Judge O'Connor agreed with the 13 states and issued a temporary injunction.
Family Research Council president Tony Perkins said the Justice Department has taken a "welcome first step". "Equality California will use every measure at its disposal to ensure that federal nondiscrimination protections remain safe from attack and that all students are equally protected by the U.S. Constitution". And it does nothing to allay fears prompted by a draft of an executive order on "religious freedom" that was leaked to the press earlier this month.
Virginia student Gavin Grimm, who sued to use the boys bathroom at his school, has succeeded so far in federal courts with that argument. Oral arguments in the case were scheduled for Tuesday in Austin.
The John Minor Wisdom U.S. Courthouse in New Orleans, Louisiana is the home of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
The commercial relations between Turkey and the U.S. have entered a new phase and gained a new perspective with then-U.S. Turkey wants Trump to abandon plans to arm Kurdish fighters in northern Syria in their battle against the Islamic State.
Denise Brewster, from Coleraine, Northern Ireland, and Lenny McMullan lived together for 10 years and owned their own home. Unmarried partners could be entitled to a "survivors pension" following a landmark Supreme Court ruling today.
Planned Parenthood also provides resources for STDs, pregnancy, men's sexual health, birth control and women's health care. But Cole Black, who is 45 and from Fuquay-Varina, spoke in favor of the services provided by Planned Parenthood.
An agent for Hightower confirmed to ABC News that he would not visit the White House but did not provide additional comment. Similarly Bennett, the Patriots tight end, did not express his exact reasons for not meeting Trump this week.
After authorities finished their security sweep and found no credible threat, the aircraft was allowed to return to the terminal. The plane finally lifted off from Lambert about 2:50 p.m., nearly six hours after it was scheduled to land in Phoenix.
Bus service is not operating for the day, and officials urged residents to stay off roads due to the snowy, wintry conditions. Wednesday saw temperatures of almost 60 degrees in New York City, and Thursday will be a little, er, different.
Welles Wilder, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and change of price movements. Inside the closing six months period the stock's performance declined -3.33% while overall yearly performance gained 32.85%.
The new First Lady tried to grab her son's hand in front of the world's cameras but the 10-year-old was having none of it. Now, Charles Harder , Trump's attorney, says the suit has been settled for a " substantial sum ", according to Buzzfeed .
Krishnan-Sarin said a variety of vapor patterns can be produced with thicker clouds, such as "tornadoes and rings". The FDA recently implemented a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to young people under 18 years of age.
The musical, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, has 11 nominations, while Arrival and Nocturnal Animals both have nine each. Director Ken Loach's gritty I, Daniel Blake , a stinging critique of Britain's welfare system, was up for five awards.
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The 21-year-old really wants to play for the Cowboys, and he has a plan on how the franchise can make it happen. Texas A&M star defensive lineman Myles Garrett has a simple message for the Cowboys' management: Come get me.
The Cavaliers don't want to trade Kevin Love, and the Clippers are unlikely to part with any of their top players for Anthony. Entering Wednesday evening, the Knicks have trudged to a 22-31 record, slotting them 12th in the Eastern Conference.
Phillips, who will be a free agent after the 2017 season, is only one in a long line of veterans who will be playing for Atlanta. Peraza batted.324 with 25 runs, three home runs, 25 RBIs and 21 stolen bases, although he did get caught stealing 10 times.
Notably, experts have challenged Trump's estimates of the number of undocumented immigrants who have been convicted of crimes. California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De León, D-Los Angeles, took to Twitter to speak out against ICE's actions.
Some studies have shown that patients on deflazacort tend to lose the ability to walk later that the ones who are not treated. Average muscle strength remained stable through the 52 weeks of the study for those on the corticosteroid, the agency said.
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Several U.S. carriers scrapped hundreds of flights Thursday , mostly from JetBlue and American, which have hubs in the Northeast. Roads are deserted after 12 inches of snow fell on the city, grounding more than 1,700 flights and bringing NY to a standstill.
Both Tillerson and Videgaray said they would keep working on solutions to their public "differences", it added. As well, Canada is concerned about a possible border tax being applied on Canadian goods that enter the U.S.
If the National Basketball Association upholds them, Cousins will miss a contest against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Then he stole the inbounds pass following a timeout and went the length of the court for a dunk to make it a four-point lead.
In 2011, former president Jacques Chirac was given a two-year suspended jail sentence in a scandal over fake jobs. A French judge has ordered former president Nicolas Sarkozy to stand trial in an illegal campaign finance case.