6th Circuit Court

361 ABA Journal 6th Circuit Court articles.

Prosecution of Ex-US Atty Hits Snag

Government lawyers contend in a trial that got under way this week that a former federal prosecutor from Detroit withheld evidence because of his ambition to win a terrorism case.

Counsel: PI Lawyer’s Aide Was FBI Mole

A former legal assistant to one of three jailed personal injury lawyers accused of bilking $65 million from clients in diet drug litigation allegedly spied on her boss for the…

Judge Halts TN Lethal Injection

A federal judge has halted an upcoming execution in Tennessee, ruling that the state’s lethal injection procedure presents “a substantial risk of unnecessary pain.”

Judge Aleta A. Trauger of Nashville…

Hearing Transcripts to Go Online

The policy-making arm of the nation’s federal courts voted today to make it easier for both lawyers and the public to access court materials.

For lawyers, the big news is…

Shackled Fen-Phen Lawyers Seek Release, Judge Says No

Shackled and attired in faded gray-and-white-striped jail uniforms, three personal injury attorneys involved in mega-bucks fen-phen litigation attended a federal court hearing in Kentucky today to seek their release.

Accused…

MI Lawyer Courtesy Rule Overturned

Controversial Michigan lawyer Geoffrey Fieger has won a round in his battle with Michigan state judges.

A federal judge has struck down a state court rule used to sanction Fieger…

Cleric’s Appeal Challenges Spy Program

A Muslim cleric’s appeal of a terrorism conviction may represent the best chance of a federal appeals court ruling on the legality of a controversial wiretapping program.

Yassin M. Aref…

Guilty Plea in Mall Plot

A Somali has pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists in a plot to blow up an Ohio shopping mall.

Nuradin Abdi smiled and laughed with his…

ACLU Wiretap Suit Dismissed

Updated: A federal appeals court has ruled in a 2-1 decision that the American Civil Liberties Union and other plaintiffs lack standing to challenge warrantless wiretaps in terrorism cases.

Today’s…

Ballast Law Rocks the Boat

A group of shipping companies and trade associations is challenging a Michigan law that requires ships to treat ballast before dumping it in state waters.

The suit filed in Detroit…

Last Resorts of Court

One date that’s on almost every federal judge’s calendar this summer is the meeting of his or her circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, at which trial and appellate…

Longtime Judge Desegregated Schools,  Sat on Watergate Hearings Panel

A retired federal judge known for his role in helping to desegregate the St. Louis schools–as well as, during an earlier stint in Congress, for sitting on the House Judiciary…

Sex Supplements Case Protects E-Mail

A federal appeals court has ruled the Fourth Amendment protects e-mail stored with a commercial Internet service provider.

Individuals have a reasonable expectation of privacy for such e-mail, the 6th…

One Federal Judge in Western Michigan

With three of four federal judge seats vacant for well over a year in the Western District of Michigan, the one sitting jurist has more than a full plate.

“For…

6th Circuit Axes Late-Term Abortion Ban; Fallout over Supreme Court Decision

A Michigan law banning late-term abortions is unconstitutional because it is overly broad and “unduly burdens” a woman’s right to an abortion, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided…

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