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Case Name G.G. [Gavin Grimm] v. Gloucester County School Board ED-VA-0002
Docket / Court 4:15-cv-00054-RGD-TEM ( E.D. Va. )
State/Territory Virginia
Case Type(s) Education
Special Collection Transgender Bathroom Access Cases
Attorney Organization ACLU Chapters (any)
ACLU National (all projects)
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Defendant-type
Elementary/Secondary School
Discrimination-basis
Gender identity
General
Gay/lesbian/transgender
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.
Defendant(s) Gloucester County School Board
Plaintiff Description A transgender male high school student who wanted to use the boys' restroom at school
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
ACLU National (all projects)
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
None yet
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 2016 - n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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Links A.J. v. Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools
http://www.bazelon.org/a-j-v-cesar-chavez-public-charter-schools-et-al/
By: Bazelon Center (Bazelon Center)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Dear Colleague Letter [rescinding prior letters relating to bathroom access for trans students]
U.S. Department of Education
Written: Feb. 22, 2017
By: Sandra Battle & T.E. Wheeler (U.S. Department of Education)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students
www.ed.gov
Written: May. 13, 2016
By: Catherine E. Lhamon and Vanita Gupta (U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Dear Colleague Letter: Athletic Activities Counted for Title IX Compliance
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html
Written: Sep. 17, 2008
By: United States Department of Education—Office of Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Justice)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Doe v. Pasadena Unified School District
http://www.bazelon.org/doe-v-pasadena-unified-school-district/
By: The Bazelon Center (The Bazelon Center)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students
www.ed.gov
By: United States Department of Education (United States Department of Education)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  G.G. V. Gloucester County School Board -- ACLU's Case Page
ACLU
Written: Oct. 16, 2016
By: ACLU (ACLU)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. [Scotusblog page]
Scotusblog
Written: Feb. 07, 2017
By: Scotusblog (Scotusblog)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  S.S. v. Springfield Public Schools
http://www.bazelon.org/springfield-massachusetts-school-system/
By: The Bazelon Center (The Bazelon Center)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
4:15-cv-00054 (E.D. Va.)
ED-VA-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/06/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint to Department of Justice
ED-VA-0002-0004.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 12/18/2014
Source: ACLU
Press Release
ED-VA-0002-0005.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 12/19/2014
Source: ACLU
Complaint [ECF# 8]
ED-VA-0002-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/11/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion [ECF# 57] (132 F.Supp.3d 736) (E.D. Va.)
ED-VA-0002-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 09/17/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Department of Justice's Amicus Curiae Brief (4th Cir.)
ED-VA-0002-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/28/2015
Source: U.S. DOJ, Civil Rights Division, Education Section
Opinion [Court of Appeals] [Ct. of App. ECF# 62] (822 F.3d 709)
ED-VA-0002-0006.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 04/19/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [on Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction] [ECF# 69] (2016 WL 3581852) (E.D. Va.)
ED-VA-0002-0007.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 06/23/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Ct. of App. ECF# 78]
ED-VA-0002-0016.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/12/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [On Application to Recall and Stay]
ED-VA-0002-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/03/2016
Source: Supreme Court website
Petition for Writ of Certiorari
ED-VA-0002-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/29/2016
Source: Supreme Court website
Brief in Opposition
ED-VA-0002-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/13/2016
Source: Supreme Court website
Reply in Support of Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
ED-VA-0002-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/26/2016
Source: Supreme Court website
Supreme Court Remark Granting Petition For Writ of Certiorari [ECF# 87]
ED-VA-0002-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/28/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Brief of Petitioner
ED-VA-0002-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/03/2017
Source: Supreme Court website
Brief of Amici Curiae, the State of West Virginia, 20 Other States, and the Governors of Kentucky and Maine Supporting Petitioner
ED-VA-0002-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/10/2017
Source: Supreme Court website
Certiorari -- Summary Disposition
ED-VA-0002-0015.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 03/06/2017
Source: Supreme Court website
Order [ECF# 93] (E.D. Va.)
ED-VA-0002-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/07/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Allen, Arenda Lauretta Wright Court not on record
ED-VA-0002-9000
Breyer, Stephen Gerald Court not on record
ED-VA-0002-0008
Doumar, Robert George Court not on record
ED-VA-0002-0002 | ED-VA-0002-0007
Miller, Douglas E. Court not on record [Magistrate]
ED-VA-0002-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Block, Joshua A (New York)
ED-VA-0002-0001 | ED-VA-0002-0004 | ED-VA-0002-0010 | ED-VA-0002-9000
Cooper, Leslie (New York)
ED-VA-0002-0001 | ED-VA-0002-0010 | ED-VA-0002-9000
Deady, Gail (Virginia)
ED-VA-0002-0001 | ED-VA-0002-0010 | ED-VA-0002-9000
Esseks, James Dixon (New York)
ED-VA-0002-0010
Glenberg, Rebecca (Virginia)
ED-VA-0002-0001 | ED-VA-0002-0004 | ED-VA-0002-0010 | ED-VA-0002-9000
Melling, Louise (New York)
ED-VA-0002-0010
Shapiro, Steven R. (New York)
ED-VA-0002-0010
Defendant's Lawyers Capps, Jeremy David (Virginia)
ED-VA-0002-0011 | ED-VA-0002-0012 | ED-VA-0002-9000 | ED-VA-0002-9000
Corrigan, David P. (Virginia)
ED-VA-0002-0011 | ED-VA-0002-0012 | ED-VA-0002-9000 | ED-VA-0002-9000
Duncan, S. Kyle (District of Columbia)
ED-VA-0002-0009 | ED-VA-0002-0011 | ED-VA-0002-0012
Fisher, Maurice Scott Jr. (Virginia)
ED-VA-0002-0011 | ED-VA-0002-0012 | ED-VA-0002-9000 | ED-VA-0002-9000
Mitchell, Jonathan F. (Texas)
ED-VA-0002-0009 | ED-VA-0002-0011 | ED-VA-0002-0012
Sauer, Dean John (District of Columbia)
ED-VA-0002-0009 | ED-VA-0002-0011 | ED-VA-0002-0012
Schaerr, Gene C. (District of Columbia)
ED-VA-0002-0009 | ED-VA-0002-0011 | ED-VA-0002-0012
Other Lawyers DeWine, Michael (Ohio)
ED-VA-0002-0013
Flynn, Diana K. (District of Columbia)
ED-VA-0002-0003
Fox, Timothy C. (Montana)
ED-VA-0002-0013
Hawley, Joshua D. (District of Columbia)
ED-VA-0002-0013
Hood, Jim (Mississippi)
ED-VA-0002-0013
Jackley, Marty J. (South Dakota)
ED-VA-0002-0013
Johnson, Thomas (District of Columbia)
ED-VA-0002-0013
Lill, Victoria (District of Columbia)
ED-VA-0002-9000
Lin, Elbert (District of Columbia)
ED-VA-0002-0013
Lopez, Francisco (District of Columbia)
ED-VA-0002-0003
McGowan, Sharon M. (District of Columbia)
ED-VA-0002-0003
Monta, Christine A. (District of Columbia)
ED-VA-0002-0003
Morrisey, Patrick (West Virginia)
ED-VA-0002-0013
Pruitt, E. Scott (Oklahoma)
ED-VA-0002-0013
Santos, Vanessa (District of Columbia)
ED-VA-0002-0003
Schmidt, Derek (Kansas)
ED-VA-0002-0013
Schuette, Bill (Michigan)
ED-VA-0002-0013
Strange, Luther J (Alabama)
ED-VA-0002-0013
Tucker, Michelle (District of Columbia)
ED-VA-0002-0003
Wasden, Lawrence G. (Idaho)
ED-VA-0002-0013
Wilson, Alan (South Carolina)
ED-VA-0002-0013
Wuerker, Clare Patricia (Virginia)
ED-VA-0002-9000

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