Opponents In Idaho Trans Athletes Case May Face Sanctions

Law360 (August 28, 2020, 6:02 PM EDT) -- When a federal court order states that arguments are made outrageously and are implausible, red flags about sanctions under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 should be rising.

That is precisely what happened in the Aug. 17 order issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho, when it preliminarily enjoined the enforcement of a recently passed Idaho law, the Fairness in Women's Sports Act, prohibiting transgender female athletes from competing in the female category at all educational levels from kindergarten through college.[1]

No sanctions were issued in the order, but the court's harsh language should be giving second...

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