Content Filed Under: Federal Appellate Courts

Cases and decisions occurring in federal appellate courts.


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6th Circuit Court of Appeals Allows Ruling in Favor of Transgender Student to Take Effect

By Adam Polaski • December 16, 2016, 12:58 pm By doing so, the school allowed a lower court ruling – which allows a young transgender girl to use the girl's restroom at school without discrimination – to take effect.
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Full Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Hears Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case Today

By Adam Polaski • November 30, 2016, 11:53 am The case argues, as many courts have ruled in the past, that existing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination based on sex also extend to discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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Federal Court to Hear Arguments on Anti-Transgender Provisions of North Carolina’s HB2

By Adam Polaski • July 29, 2016, 11:25 pm The hearing on Monday in the case, Carcaño v. McCrory solely focuses on the provision of HB2 that effectively forbids transgender people from using the restroom by ignoring North Carolinians' gender identity and targeting transgender people for exclusion from public places and facilities.
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Rules Against Lesbian Woman Who Faced Employment Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • July 29, 2016, 11:47 am This week the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit rejected claims from a lesbian woman in Indiana who experienced employment discrimination.
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Federal Court Orders Virginia School Board to Allow Transgender Boy to Use Boy’s Restroom

By Adam Polaski • June 23, 2016, 4:41 pm Today, a federal district court ruled that a transgender boy must be permitted to use the boy's restroom, just like all other boys at his school.
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In Desperate Move to Preserve HB2, North Carolina Sues Federal Government for Right to Discriminate

By Adam Polaski • May 9, 2016, 11:11 am Governor Pat McCrory and leading North Carolina lawmakers are once again doubling down behind HB 2, filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today calling the federal inquiry into the anti-transgender law “baseless and blatant overreach.”
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Important Victory: 4th Circuit Rules in Favor of Transgender Student’s Right to Use the Restroom

By Adam Polaski • April 19, 2016, 2:18 pm Today, April 19, the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled in favor of a transgender high school student, who has been prohibited from using the boy’s bathroom – despite his male gender identity – by his school board.
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North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT HB2 is Challenged in Federal Court

By Adam Polaski • March 28, 2016, 9:50 am This morning, March 28, Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina, and Equality NC joined together in filing a legal challenge to HB2.