Edmo v. Idaho Department of Correction, et al.

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Status: Open
Court:
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Issues: Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct, Transgender Rights

Lambda Legal, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), and the law firm WilmerHale filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Adree Edmo urging the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm a district court’s judgment that found that the Idaho Department of Correction and its healthcare provider Corizon, Inc. were deliberately indifferent in denying Ms. Edmo medically necessary care for treatment for gender dysphoria.

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The district court determined that gender confirmation surgery is medically necessary care for Ms. Edmo and ordered that it be provided to her.

The brief addresses the relevant Eighth Amendment case law and the application of the generally accepted standards of care for the treatment of gender dysphoria.

Amici curiae are civil rights and non-profit organizations including the National Center for Transgender Rights (NCTE), The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Transgender Law Center (TLC), Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. (TLDEF), GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD),The National Trans Bar Association (NTBA), and Freedom Overground Corp. (Freedom Overground).