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7th Circ. Trans Bathroom Decision Misapplied Title IX

Law360, New York (June 9, 2017, 1:55 PM EDT) -- Courts should interpret federal statutes according to what Congress intended — that is, according to the public meaning of the words Congress used in the statute it enacted. The U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed that commonsense principle May 30 in a decision that collides head on with a Seventh Circuit decision handed down the same day. That decision misapplied Title IX’s ban on sex discrimination to require a Wisconsin public school to allow a female student to use the male restrooms without regard for very clear student...
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