University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Gavin Grimm's case--the Supreme Court sends it back to the Court of Appeals
February 17, 2018
This lawsuit by Gavin Grimm, a trangender boy, challenges the Gloucester County School Board's bathroom policy that expels trans students from communal restrooms and requires them to use “alternative private” restroom facilities. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that Gavin had a right to use the boys room at his high school--but the Supreme Court stayed the lower court order implementing that decision, and was set to hear the case on March 28, 2017. On March 6, however, in light of the Trump Administration's change of position on the underlying issue, the Court cancelled its hearing and remanded the matter to the Court of Appeals for further proceedings.

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