TLDEF Files Friend of Court Brief in FTCA Case


CourtLast week, we submitted a "friend of the court" brief to the United States Supreme Court arguing that a claim must be available under the Federal Tort Claims Act for prison officers’ assaults on prisoners.

As we told the court, "[t]ransgender people are among society’s most vulnerable groups, and nowhere is this more true than in the prison system. Studies have found that transgender people face extraordinarily high levels of discrimination and violence in prison, including at the hands of prison employees. Transgender people are therefore very concerned about their ability to hold prisons responsible for intentional torts committed against them."

Thank you to TLDEF-partner firm Ropes & Gray and Lambda Legal for taking the lead on organizing friends of the court and drafting the brief.

Read the brief here.