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This piece was co-authored by Gilles Bissonnette, the Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire, and Michael Haley, currently a 2L at Harvard Law School, during Michael's internship at the ACLU-NH in summer 2017. While at the ACLU of New Hampshire,
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Gavin Grimm, a transgender boy, sued his school district for the right to use his school’s men’s restroom. Last October, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals granted Grimm that right, and the school board appealed. On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a one-sentence ruling vacating