‘The Court’s Order is Stunning’: Read Sotomayor’s Full, Blistering Dissent on Texas Abortion Ban

‘The Court’s Order is Stunning’


The Court’s order is stunning. Presented with an application to enjoin a flagrantly unconstitutional law engineered to prohibit women from exercising their constitutional rights and evade judicial scrutiny, a majority of Justices have opted to bury their heads in the sand. Last night, the Court silently acquiesced in a State’s enactment of a law that flouts nearly 50 years of federal precedents. Today, the Court belatedly explains that it declined to grant relief because of procedural complexities of the State’s own invention. Ante, at 1. Because the Court’s failure to act rewards tactics designed to avoid judicial review and inflicts significant harm on the applicants and on women seeking abortions in Texas, I dissent.

Indecent exposure charges filed against trans woman over L.A. spa incident

Indecent exposure charges filed against trans woman over L.A. spa incident

Darren Agee Merager was charged Monday with five counts of indecent exposure, relating to an incident inside the Wi Spa on July 23, according to a news release issued by the Los Angeles Police Department. 

Judge Rejects Injunction Seeking to Bar Transgender Girl From Female Restrooms – The School Law Blog – Education Week

Judge Rejects Injunction Seeking to Bar Transgender Girl From Female Restrooms – The School Law Blog – Education Week: “A federal district judge has denied a preliminary injunction to a group of students who challenged an Illinois district’s policy of allowing a transgender student to use the restrooms and locker rooms corresponding to her gender identity.

Meanwhile, a case involving a Wisconsin school district seeking to keep a transgender boy from using the restrooms of his gender identity that has been pending at the U.S. Supreme Court may soon be settled.

The cases from Wisconsin and a suburban Chicago high school district are among several long-running, high-profile lawsuits around the country dealing with transgender student rights in school.”


Gender Reassignment | IDPH – Equality Illinois

Gender Reassignment


Announcing: Transgender Illinoisans can begin working on the new state forms allowing them to correct the gender marker on birth certificates without requiring expensive and often unnecessary surgery, consistent with modern medical standards. The new law goes into effect Jan. 1, but the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) forms are now online.
One form is for the doctor or mental health professional to fill out and the other is for the #transgender or intersex person born in Illinois to complete.
The new law was a 2017 initiative of a coalition including Equality Illinois, the ACLU of Illinois, Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, Howard Brown Health, Lambda Legal, and AIDS Foundation of Chicago. It was sponsored by state Rep. Greg Harris of Chicago and state Sen. Toi Hutchinson of Olympia Fields and signed by Governor Bruce Rauner.