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Pronoun Preferences

The Fifth Circuit denied a federal prisoner’s motion to be addressed with female pronouns while incarcerated, finding the lower court lacked jurisdiction to entertain the motion and that compelling the use of pronouns at the invitation of litigants could “raise delicate questions about judicial impartiality.

NEW ORLEANS – The Fifth Circuit denied a federal prisoner’s motion to be addressed with female pronouns while incarcerated, finding the lower court lacked jurisdiction to entertain the motion and that compelling the use of pronouns at the invitation of litigants could “raise delicate questions about judicial impartiality.

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