2020 Case Summaries

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Week of September 21, 2020 through September 25, 2020

Grimm v. Gloucester Cnty. Sch. Bd. (Floyd 9/22/2020): The Fourth Circuit denied a petition for rehearing a case en banc where it previously held that the Gloucester County School Board violated the Equal Protection Clause when it prohibited a transgender student from using the men’s restroom. In a concurring opinion, Judge Niemeyer wrote that, although he disagreed with the court’s previous decision, he thought rehearing the case lacked merit because the court was unlikely to reverse. Judge Floyd also wrote a concurring opinion in which he agreed with the previous decision and concluded there was no reason to rehear the case. Full Opinion

Kristen Soucy