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Federal judges hear Va. inmate’s sex-change appeal (access required)

Attorneys for a Virginia inmate who has been hospitalized for attempts at self-castration asked a federal appeals panel on Oct. 24 to let a lower court decide her lifelong quest for a sex-change operation. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard narrow constitutional arguments in the case of Ophelia De’Lontas. A ...