Bloomberg Law
June 25, 2021, 2:20 PM

Fate of Idaho Transgender Athlete Suit Kicked to Lower Court

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes

A lawsuit challenging Idaho’s ban on transgender athletes participating in girls and women’s sports must return to the trial court for more fact-finding because the plaintiff isn’t currently enrolled as a student at Boise State University, the Ninth Circuit determined.

The remand order comes five weeks after the Idaho attorney general asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to dismiss the case as moot because Lindsey Hecox has dropped out of college. The other plaintiff, a high school student identified as Jane Doe, has now graduated.

Hecox told the court that the case isn’t moot because her ...

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