6th Circuit Court

Criminal Justice

6th Circuit nixes nun’s sabotage conviction over nuclear plant protest

Trials & Litigation

6th Circuit: Federal judge abused discretion by refusing to let law firm withdraw in civil case

Trials & Litigation

6th Circuit OKs sanctions for filing frivolous suit, may add sanctions for filing frivolous appeal

White-Collar Crime

Retired attorney indicted in claimed mortgage-fraud scheme

Media & Communications Law

Judge: If media wanted me to OK video cameras in Detroit bankruptcy case, I would have

Disability Law

Telecommuting option not required by ADA for job demanding ‘interpersonal skills,’ says court

Trials & Litigation

Hospital filing accuses its former lawyer of blind-copying negotiation opponent on confidential docs

First Amendment

Charitable collection bins are a form of speech protected by First Amendment, appeals court says

U.S. Supreme Court

Lawyer’s 10-minute absence during trial didn’t merit habeas relief, SCOTUS says

Products Liability

After boy’s death from allergic reaction to cookie, family sues; says store violated labeling laws

Criminal Justice

Feds cite ISIS in effort to get stiff sentence for civil rights worker with law degree

Sentencing

For a second time, one-day sentence in child-porn case is overturned

Sentencing

Judge polls jurors and issues 5-year sentence in child porn case; 6th Circuit dissent cited

Trials & Litigation

6th Circuit upholds $3.5M judgment against former assistant AG for stalking gay college student

Court Security

Cellphone spat at federal courthouse leads to 2-year prison term

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS, 6th Circuit agree judge was immune from suit over affair with party in case

Constitutional Law

Supreme Court agrees to hear same-sex marriage cases

Constitutional Law

Gun ban for committed people violated Second Amendment rights of Michigan man, 6th Circuit rules

Constitutional Law

DOJ report says Cleveland police have pattern of using unreasonable force

U.S. Supreme Court

Will Supreme Court be swayed by a gay-marriage ‘tipping point’?