A U.S. Supreme Court clerk chided two groups who filed “friend of the court” briefs on a transgender case dealing with whether high schools must allow student to choose bathrooms according to their own perceived identity.

Kind of a “heh” thing. I guess the two briefs referenced the respondent in the case as “G.G. by her next friend and mother.

The Clerk, according to Religion Clause, wrote Liberty Counsel and Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence saying:

… the covers of your amicus briefs in this case identify the respondent as “G.G., by her next friend and mother, Deirdre Grimm.” In fact, the caption for the case in this Court, as in the lower courts, identifies the respondent as “G.G., by his Next Friend and Mother, Deirdre Grimm.”  Under Rule 34, your cover is to reflect the caption of the case. Please ensure careful compliance with this requirement in this and other cases in the future.

Hmm, let’s hope that little scolding isn’t indicative of how the high court will rule.

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