6th Circuit Court

364 ABA Journal 6th Circuit Court articles.

Judicial immunity protects judge who was recorded disparaging lawyers, 6th Circuit says

A Michigan state judge caught on a recording disparaging two lawyers has immunity in their suit alleging a conspiracy with opposing counsel, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The 6th…

Federal court strikes down map of Ohio congressional districts for ‘invidious partisan intent’
A special three-judge court has struck down a map of Ohio’s congressional districts because it was drawn with “invidious partisan intent” by Republican lawmakers.
Longest-serving black federal judge, known for civil rights and wiretapping rulings, dies at 96

Updated: U.S. Circuit Judge Damon Keith, known for his decisions on wiretapping and civil rights, has died at age 96.

The Detroit Free Press identifies Keith as “the longest-serving…

Chalking tires constitutes unreasonable search, 6th Circuit rules

Parking enforcement officers in Saginaw, Michigan, who use chalk to mark the tires of cars to track how long they have been parked are violating the constitution, a federal appeals…

SCOTUS will consider sexual orientation, transgender discrimination under Title VII
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court accepted three petitions regarding whether Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and transgender status.
Plaintiffs seeking to hold social media liable for Pulse nightclub attack lose in 6th Circuit

A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking to hold Twitter, Facebook and Google liable for the Pulse nightclub attacks by a gunman who killed…

6th Circuit dissenter warns of ‘tyranny;’ majority upholds abortion ultrasound law
A divided federal appeals court has upheld a Kentucky law requiring doctors who perform abortions to perform ultrasounds that include audio of the heartbeat.
Flipping the bird is protected by First Amendment, federal appeals court says in cop-stop case
A federal appeals court has refused to toss a lawsuit against a Michigan police officer accused of upgrading a traffic ticket to a more serious violation because a driver raised her middle finger at him.
There’s no due process right to perform abortions, says en banc 6th Circuit in funding case
An en banc federal appeals court has upheld an Ohio law that bans the state from providing health funds to abortion providers.
Is a tweeted question defamatory? 6th Circuit rules for James Woods over Nazi salute tweet

A question mark at the end of a tweet by actor James Woods gave him protection in a defamation suit by a Bernie Sanders supporter.

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

High court says later-decided case was wrongly used to exempt inmate from death penalty
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said a federal appeals court wrongly relied on the high court’s 2017 decision on mental disability when it ruled an Ohio death-row inmate was not eligible for the death penalty.
Liquor store war: Should giant wine and spirits retailer be subject to state residency requirements?

Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair is scheduled for Supreme Court argument Jan. 16. The state requires that licensees satisfy a two-year residency requirement. A panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati affirmed a district court order to strike down the requirement, allowing the Total Wine store in Knoxville to open.

Who is your legal icon?

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has ascended to pop culture prominence, as shown on the October cover of the ABA Journal. Ginsburg’s trailblazing career has drawn a wide range of admirers beyond those who hope for her Supreme Court intercession.

Former law firm of disbarred lawyer Stan Chesley agrees to pay $19M for fee overcharges

A dissolved Ohio law firm once owned by mass-torts lawyer Stanley Chesley has agreed to pay fen-phen diet-drug litigants $19.1 million to resolve their unjust enrichment claims stemming from attorney…

6th Circuit rules Trump’s call to eject rally protesters was protected by the First Amendment

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that protesters cannot sue President Donald Trump and his presidential campaign for an alleged assault by audience members at a Louisville, Kentucky, rally following…

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