The Dallas Morning News reports:
The state of Texas cannot intervene in a lawsuit between Children’s Medical Center Dallas and one of its doctors over gender-affirming care for trans patients, a Dallas judge decided Friday.
After a contentious hearing that lasted more than two hours, Dallas County Judge Melissa Bellan said Attorney General Ken Paxton had not convinced her that the state had an interest in this case.
Paxton’s office is expected to fight her decision at the Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas.
Via press release from the doctor’s lawyers:
“The attorney general has no business being in this case and tried to push his way into it to satisfy a political interest, not a legal one,” says Charla Aldous, who along with law partner Brent Walker and attorney Stephen Malouf represent the plaintiff, Dr. Ximena Lopez.
“The attorney general intervened in this lawsuit with no purpose but intimidation only,” Mr. Walker told the court. Through the lawsuit, and a temporary injunction that is now in place, Dr. Lopez and other physicians at Children’s are once again allowed to provide gender-affirming care.
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— Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) June 18, 2022