Daily Archives: 1, August 28, 2019

The 9th Circus Court of Appeals

Idaho governor balks after 9th Circuit puts state on hook for convict’s gender surgery

By Danielle Wallace, Published August 24, 2019 Fox News

Idaho’s Republican governor vowed Friday that his state would not pay for the gender reassignment surgery of a convicted sex offender after an appeals court ruled the state was responsible for providing the $20,000 to $30,000 procedure.

In its ruling, the court cited the Constitution’s Eighth Amendment protection against cruel and unusual punishment. Continue reading