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CASE ENTRY

Doe v. Holcomb

Transgender man seeks to change his legal name (from Jane Doe to John Doe) but cannot because Indiana law governing name changes requires proof of U.S. citizenship; he is not a citizen but an asylee. Is the law unconstitutional? No need to reach that, says two-thirds of a Seventh Circuit panel; he didn’t assert the proper claims against the appropriate people to be in federal court.


Tags: 2018, Citizenship, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Seventh Circuit

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