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Judge may stay his ruling on inmate sex-change

The US District Court judge who ruled earlier this year that a convicted killer must be ­allowed to undergo a sex-change operation at the state’s expense said Monday he is leaning toward ordering a stay of the surgery pending an ­appeal of his ruling by the ­Patrick administration.

Judge Mark Wolf said he will make a final decision Tuesday on whether to suspend surgery for Michelle Kosilek pending the appeal. But in strong terms, he instructed the state Department of Correction to continue making arrangements for the procedure, including finding a suitable doctor and location.

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