(Posted March 6, 2017) “Elections have consequences.” The truth of that aphorism finds added support today as the Supreme Court of the United States vacates the Fourth Circuit’s judgment in Gloucester County School Bd. v. G. G., involving a transgender student. The Trump Administration on February 22 announced that it would no longer adhere to the Obama Administration’s position in the litigation. A few minutes ago, SCOTUS reacted to that development, sending the case back to the Fourth “for further consideration” of the matter in light of the government’s changed position. The appeal had been calendared for oral argument later this month, but that’s obviously off now.

Here’s a link to the order. There is no recorded dissenting view.