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Case Name W. v. Kenosha Unified School District No 1 Board of Education ED-WI-0002
Docket / Court 2:16-cv-00943 ( E.D. Wis. )
State/Territory Wisconsin
Case Type(s) Education
Special Collection Transgender Bathroom Access Cases
Attorney Organization Relman, Dane & Colfax
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Preliminary relief granted
Defendant-type
Elementary/Secondary School
Discrimination-basis
Gender identity
Sex discrimination
General
Gay/lesbian/transgender
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.
Defendant(s) Kenosha Unified School District No. 1
Plaintiff Description Transgender male student denied access to school facilities and activities matching his gender identity.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Relman, Dane & Colfax
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Source of Relief Litigation
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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Links Groundbreaking 7th Circuit Ruling in Favor of Ash Whitaker, Transgender Student Seeking Access to Correct Bathroom
Written: May. 30, 2017
By: Transgender Law Center (Transgender Law 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 ]

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

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

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

  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 ]

  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 ]

Docket(s)
2:16-cv-00943 (E.D. Wis.)
ED-WI-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/30/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
ED-WI-0002-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/19/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint [ECF# 12]
ED-WI-0002-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/15/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Decision and Order Granting in Part Motion for Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 33] (E.D. Wis.)
ED-WI-0002-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/22/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Defendants' Civil L.R. 7(h) Expedited, Nondispositive Motion to Stay Preliminary Injunction Pending Appeal [ECF# 46] (E.D. Wis.)
ED-WI-0002-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/03/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order and Opinion [Ct. of App. ECF# 87]
ED-WI-0002-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/21/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Pepper, Pamela Court not on record
ED-WI-0002-0003 | ED-WI-0002-0004
Randa, Rudolph Thomas Court not on record
ED-WI-0002-9000
Rovner, Ilana Kara Diamond Court not on record
ED-WI-0002-0005
Williams, Ann Claire Court not on record
ED-WI-0002-0005
Wood, Diane Pamela Court not on record
ED-WI-0002-0005
Plaintiff's Lawyers Allen, Michael Gerhart (District of Columbia)
ED-WI-0002-0001 | ED-WI-0002-0002 | ED-WI-0002-9000
Buchert, Sasha J. (California)
ED-WI-0002-0002 | ED-WI-0002-9000
Friedman, Robert D. (District of Columbia)
ED-WI-0002-9000
Meerkamper, Shawn Thomas (California)
ED-WI-0002-0002 | ED-WI-0002-9000
Pennington, Alison (California)
ED-WI-0002-0001 | ED-WI-0002-0002 | ED-WI-0002-9000
Pledl, Robert Theine (Wisconsin)
ED-WI-0002-0001 | ED-WI-0002-9000
Turner, Ilona Margaret (California)
ED-WI-0002-0001 | ED-WI-0002-0002 | ED-WI-0002-9000
Wardenski, Joseph J (District of Columbia)
ED-WI-0002-0001 | ED-WI-0002-0002 | ED-WI-0002-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Graf, Aaron J. (Wisconsin)
ED-WI-0002-9000
Sacks, Jonathan E. (Wisconsin)
ED-WI-0002-9000
Stadler, Ronald S. (Wisconsin)
ED-WI-0002-9000

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