Earlier this week, Kaplan Hecker & Fink filed an amicus brief in Karnoski v. Trump (9th Cir. No. 18-35347), a challenge to President Trump's unconstitutional ban on military service by transgender persons. Representing a coalition of transgender rights groups, the firm explained that strict scrutiny must apply to any governmental policies that draw lines based on transgender status. This conclusion follows inexorably from Supreme Court precedent and first principles of equal protection jurisprudence. You can read the full brief here. Joshua Matz, Roberta Kaplan, Julie Fink, and John Quinn contributed to the brief.