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Judge Robin Rosenbaum, and Judge Kevin Newsom, of the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Judges Robin Rosenbaum (left) and Kevin Newsom, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. (Photo: J. Albert Diaz/ALM; courtesy photo)

Two federal appeals court judges slammed a colleague in fractious opinions handed down Monday in a ruling denying an en banc hearing in a transgender inmate’s case. 

Chief Judge William Pryor and Judge Kevin Newsom of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit criticized Judge Robin Rosenbaum for her opinion decrying a refusal by the court majority to reconsider its March ruling in the case, Reiyn Keohane v. Florida Department of Corrections Secretary.

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R. Robin McDonald

Daily Report reporter R. Robin McDonald's journalism career includes stints as a staff writer at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Wichita Eagle, and The Anniston Star and as a trial tracker at CourtTV and CNN. She is the author of two true crime books -- Black Widow: The True Story of the Hilley Poisonings and Secrets Never Lie: The Death of Sara Tokars.

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