“The Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban to go into effect on Tuesday, dealing a blow to LGBT activists who call the ban cruel and irrational. The Justices did not rule on the merits of the case, but will allow the ban to go forward while the lower courts work through it.” (The rule should be pretty simple: If you’re willing to risk your life for America, you are allowed to be in the military. Unless you have bone spurs in your heels.)

+ SCOTUS also took no action on DACA, leaving policy in effect for now.

+ The court’s DACA nonaction could take that issue off the negotiating table when it comes to the government shutdown. But then again, no one is at the negotiating table anyway. It’s been more than ten days since Dem leaders and the president have spoken (unless you count Twitter). Here’s the latest on the shutdown.