6th Circuit Court

356 ABA Journal 6th Circuit Court articles.

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…

FDA has ‘unreasonably delayed’ graphic warnings on cigarette packs, Mass. federal court rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has unreasonably delayed enforcing a 2009 law calling for graphic warnings on cigarette packages, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Wednesday.

“The court must compel…

9th Circuit permits lawsuit by Trump supporters over California rally violence to go forward
The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that supporters of President Donald Trump may continue a lawsuit alleging police intentionally steered them into an “unruly mob” of protesters who injured them.
Ohio’s limitations on judicial candidates are constitutional, 6th Circuit rules
A three-judge panel from the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Ohio’s fundraising and partisan limitations placed on judicial candidates.
6th Circuit panel upholds mandatory retirement at 70 for Michigan judges
A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to Michigan's mandatory retirement age for state judges.
6th Circuit nominee refuses to say whether Roe was correctly decided

A nominee to the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is refusing to say whether he believes Roe v. Wade was correctly decided.

John Nalbandian told the Senate Judiciary…

Religious freedom law doesn’t shield funeral home that fired transgender worker, 6th Circuit says

A federal appeals court has ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects a funeral home director who was fired after disclosing that she was transitioning from male…

Circuit split on constitutionality of legislator-led prayer may lead to SCOTUS review

The great church-state debate appears to be headed to the high court. At issue is the constitutionality of so-called legislator-led prayer before public meetings. With federal appeals courts divided, the justices may soon consider whether local officials violate the establishment clause when they open meetings with prayers.

Trump appointee writes appeals opinion ordering reconsideration of Mexican mother’s asylum request

A federal appeals court has vacated an immigration decision against an Ohio mother because of an immigration court’s failure to consider evidence that she would be persecuted by a drug…

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