U.S District Court Judge Who Ruled in Kosilek Case Stepping down

Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf, who made the ruling in the Michelle Kosilek case, is stepping down.


U.S. District Court Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf, who made the ruling to allow Michelle Kosilek the right to have a state-funded sex change operation, will be stepping down as a senior judge Jan. 1, according to a report in the Boston Herald.

Kosilek, who was known as Robert Kosilek, was living in Mansfield when he was convicted of murdering his wife. Wolf said in September that the Department of Correction has to provided a sex-reassignment surgery.

Just last month, he issued a controversial ruling ordering the Department of Correction to provide sex-reassignment surgery for convicted murderer Robert Kosilek, who now goes by Michelle.

On Jan. 1, Wolf will stepped down as his seven-year term as Chief Judge ends. According to court officials, Judge Patti B. Saris will be succeeding him.

Wolf will be serving as a senior judge. He is also expected to continue speaking engagements oversees and training judges.

For more information go to http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20221016chief_judge_wolf_to_step_down_and_become_senior_judge_on_fed_court/




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