Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, March 1.

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
 
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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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