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Transgender inmate asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear sex-change case

Monday, March 16, 2015
Michelle Kosilek
A federal judge in 2012 ordered the Massachusetts Department of Correction to grant the surgery to Michelle Kosilek, but that ruling was overturned in December by the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. [...]

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Appeals court overturns ruling granting sex-change for convicted murderer

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Michelle Kosilek
Michelle Kosilek has waged a protracted legal battle for the surgery she says is needed to relieve the mental anguish caused by gender-identity disorder. [...]

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Mass. appeals inmate’s taxpayer funded gender reassignment surgery

Friday, January 31, 2014
Michelle Kosilek
BOSTON -- Massachusetts prison officials on Friday said they will appeal a decision that would force them to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate serving a life sentence for murder. [...]

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Federal appeals court upholds sex change for Mass. transgender inmate

Friday, January 17, 2014
Michelle Kosilek
BOSTON -- A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change operation for a Massachusetts transgender inmate serving a life sentence for murder. [...]

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Appeals court to hear case on gender reassignment surgery for convicted murderer

Saturday, March 2, 2013
Michelle Kosilek
BOSTON — A federal appeals court will hear arguments in April in an appeal of a judge's ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change for a Massachusetts transgender inmate. [...]

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Judge suspends ruling on gender reassignment surgery for convicted murderer

Thursday, November 22, 2012
Michelle Kosilek (right), and as Robert Kosilek at the time of arrest in 1990.
BOSTON -- A federal judge, who earlier this year ordered that convicted murderer Michelle Kosilek be allowed taxpayer-funded gender reassignment surgery, ruled Tuesday that he would suspend his order until an appeal of his ruling by the administration of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. [...]

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Prisoner awarded gender reassignment surgery, attorneys seek legal expenses

Friday, October 5, 2012
Michelle Kosilek
NORFOLK, Mass. -- Convicted murderer Michelle Kosilek — who was granted taxpayer-funded gender-reassignment surgery ordered by a federal judge — is demanding $698 in reimbursement for legal expenses for arguing her case from behind bars, and her attorneys are seeking legal fees of in excess of $800,000, according to documents [...]

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Federal judge approves gender reassignment surgery for convicted murderer

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Michelle Kosilek
BOSTON -- A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide taxpayer-funded gender reassignment surgery to an inmate serving life in prison for murder, "because it is the only way to treat her serious medical need." [...]

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