A transgender inmate wants to reject an agreement that would make her the first in Wisconsin given state-issued women's underwear in a male prison and instead continue her lawsuit seeking a taxpayer-funded sex change.I must have a defective copy of the Constitution. Where, exactly, does the Constitution require states to pay for what is clearly an elective surgery for someone who is a guest of the state for committing a felony? It can't be the equal protection clause: no one else is getting elective surgery in the Big House.
The settlement, obtained by The Associated Press under the open records law, would end years of litigation involving the inmate formerly known as Scott Konitzer, who filed a lawsuit in 2003 challenging Wisconsin's practice of not paying for inmates' sex changes. But Konitzer, an armed robber who now calls uses the name Donna Dawn, is trying to back out alleging coercion was behind the agreement.
It can't be substantive due process: he/she/whatever isn't being deprived of life, liberty, or property by being denied elective surgery.