US District Judge Mark L. Wolf ruled Wednesday that the state has the pay the legal fees of Michelle Kosilek.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Chief US District Judge Mark L. Wolf awarded more than $700,000 in legal fee to the lawyers who represented Michelle Kosilek in case against the state to have a sex change operation, according to a report in the Boston Globe. Kosilek, who was known as Robert and living in Mansfield when he was convicted of killing his wife, is attempting to have the sex change operation to treat gender identity disorder. Wolf said he recognized the cost to the taxpayers, but the lawyer fees were from defending Kosilek's constitutional rights. In the next several weeks, Wolf will be working the exact amount, but early calculations have it at more than $700,000. Kosilek's legal team has said they will drop the request for legal fees if the state decides to…
US District Judge Mark Wolf will allow the Patrick administration time to appeal the decision to give a state-funded sex change operation to Michelle Kosilek.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Michelle Kosilek's state-funded sex change operation was suspended Tuesday by US District Judge Mark Wolf to allow for the Patrick administration's to appeal take place, according to a report in the Boston Globe. Wolf also rejected a request by the former Mansfield man, who was convicted of his killing his wife, Cheryl, in 1990, to receive electrolysis treatment while waiting for the surgery. Kosilek was known as Robert at the time was he was sentenced in Bristol Superior Court in New Bedford in January 1993. Wolf said in September that the state has to pay for sex reassignment surgery because it is the only adequate care for Kosilek's gender identity disorder. To read more on the decision go to: http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2012/11/…