6th Circuit Court

362 ABA Journal 6th Circuit Court articles.

Law grad convicted of concealing Israel bombings conviction to get US citizenship

A 67-year-old law graduate and community activist has been found guilty of failing to reveal on U.S. immigration paperwork a 1970 bombings-related military conviction in Israel regarding a fatal supermarket…

6th Circuit upholds same-sex marriage bans in 4 states; will issue now go to US Supreme Court?

For the first time, a federal appeals court has refused to recognize a constitution-based right of same-sex couples to marry, creating a circuit split and setting the issue up for…

Federal suit over coffee machine bought at Starbucks settles for $250, but lawyer could get $175K

A Michigan woman who sued Starbucks and Kraft Foods over promotional claims made about a single-serve Kraft coffeemaker sold at Starbucks shops has settled for $250 after a 2½-year federal…

How a series of attacks by a breakaway Amish sect became a landmark hate-crimes case (podcast)
The Amish religion is a branch of Christianity which adheres to a doctrine of simplicity, non-violence and forgiveness. How then did a breakaway group come to be implicated in the first federal trial which prosecuted religiously motivated hate crimes within the same faith community?
Ex-lawyer gets 20 years for charges including $4M client theft in case linked to fen-phen settlement

Former Kentucky lawyer Seth Johnston, 35, was sentenced Monday to a 20-year federal prison term in a multi-faceted criminal case. Certain charges were linked to a $200 million settlement in…

Jones Day bill for Detroit bankruptcy has topped $26M

As the first full week of trial begins in the nation’s biggest municipal bankruptcy case ever, the law firm representing Detroit has charged the city more than $26 million, as…

Ex-partner gets 64 months in $2.7M client theft case

A former litigation partner at a well-known Michigan law firm was sentenced Wednesday to 64 months in federal prison for stealing $2.7 million from clients between 2004 and 2013.

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6th Circuit reverses hate-crime convictions of Amish in beard- and hair-cutting attacks

A federal appeals court has reversed the hate-crime convictions of 16 members of an Amish sect in Ohio accused of cutting the beards and hair of others.

The Cincinnati-based 6th…

Foley partner who claimed bias because of lesser pay loses in 6th Circuit

A Foley & Lardner partner who claimed discrimination because he was paid less than minority, female and younger partners has lost his federal appeal.

The Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court…

Gay-marriage opponents cite SCOTUS summary dismissal in 1972; is it still good law?

In 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed an appeal seeking to overturn Minnesota’s gay-marriage law in Baker v. Nelson with a one-line summary dismissal. “The appeal is dismissed for want…

6th Circuit mulls gay-marriage recognition in ‘unprecedented and marathon hearing’

In a high-profile hearing on Wednesday, the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. considered laws denying recognition to gay marriage in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.

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Forcing kids to do household chores with beatings isn’t a federal crime, 6th Circuit rules

An immigrant in Michigan who forced four children from Togo to do household chores with beatings didn’t violate the federal law banning forced labor, a federal appeals court has ruled.

6th Circuit says man can’t sue judge who had affair with his wife during child-support case

A Michigan judge who admittedly had an affair with the wife of a man in a child-support case before his court won’t have to face a federal civil rights case,…

Feds catch up with 3rd man who jumped bond just before guilty verdict in major Detroit drug trial

It took a little over a month, but federal marshals have now caught up with all three of the men who jumped bond just before the guilty verdict in a…

6th Circuit reverses $338K libel verdict for ex-Bengals cheerleader against website

A federal appeals court has reversed a $338,000 libel verdict awarded to a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader.

Allegations made on TheDirty.com about Sarah Jones were indeed defamatory, the Cincinnati-based 6th…

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