Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Smith v. Fields

Petition for certiorari denied on March 26, 2012
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-561 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2011

Issue: (1) Whether the Seventh Circuit erred by upholding an injunction against a state law prohibiting the use of public funds to finance sexual reassignment surgery for inmates; and (2) whether the Eighth Amendment requires state prisons to treat gender identity disorder with hormone therapy to make an inmate look more like the opposite gender.

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Certiorari-stage documents

 
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