6th Circuit Court

361 ABA Journal 6th Circuit Court articles.

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…

6th Circuit rejects law prof’s claim that ‘mark of the beast’ pay raise constituted retaliation

A federal appeals court has tossed a suit by a retired Cleveland-Marshall College of Law professor that contended his $666 pay raise was intended as retaliation for a successful union…

Lawyer who suggested ‘Breaking Bad’ method to launder cash has conviction upheld by appeals court

A federal appeals court has upheld the money-laundering conviction of a Cleveland criminal defense lawyer who suggested a technique employed by fictional lawyer Saul Goodman on the television show…

Trump wins more judges’ confirmations at this point than Obama, GW Bush combined
A little more than six months into his presidency, President Donald Trump has won confirmation of a Supreme Court justice, three federal appeals judges and one district judge, outpacing his two most recent predecessors combined, the Washington Times reports.
SCOTUS refuses to reinstate ban on campaign activities in Ohio that could intimidate voters

Updated: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused a request by the Ohio Democratic Party to reinstate a federal judge’s ban on campaign activities near polling places that could intimidate…

Appeals courts are dismantling stricter voter ID laws
The rulings came quickly this past summer in a steady drumbeat that pleased progressives and disappointed conservatives.
Divided 6th Circuit says gun ban for the involuntarily committed could violate 2nd Amendment

A federal law that indefinitely bans gun ownership for people previously committed to mental health treatment facilities could violate the Second Amendment, an en banc federal appellate court found Thursday.

Some internet customers may lose service as a result of 6th Circuit decision; FCC won’t appeal

Cities seeking to expand their own broadband networks to provide internet service for more customers fear a federal appeals court decision will embolden states to pass new laws that curb…

Some Kentucky restrictions on judicial-campaign speech violate First Amendment, 6th Circuit says

A federal appeals court has struck down some restrictions on what Kentucky judicial candidates can say while running for political office.

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

In ‘huge blow’ for FCC, appeals court rules for states limiting municipal broadband

A federal appeals court has ruled against the Federal Communications Commission in its bid to stop states from limiting the expansion of internet service provided by cities.

The Cincinnati-based 6th…

Citing internet impact, 6th Circuit says federal law doesn’t require automatic release of mug shots

The Freedom of Information Act doesn’t require automatic release of a federal suspect’s mug shot to the media, a federal appeals court has ruled in an en banc decision.


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