6th Circuit Court

362 ABA Journal 6th Circuit Court articles.

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.

The…

6th Circuit upholds minimum child-porn sentence imposed after judge asks jurors for their opinion

A federal judge didn’t err when he took jurors’ views into account and sentenced a child-porn defendant to five years in prison, the minimum allowable sentence, a federal appeals court…

Federal judge orders arrest of New Jersey lawyer for not complying with Ohio appearance demands

A federal judge in Cleveland and a longtime New Jersey lawyer are at war over a civil case involving the attorney’s brother.

As of Thursday, U.S. District Judge Dan Polster…

Coffeemaker win lacks perk for lawyer who asked for $180K in fees but got $6,800

Plaintiff Pamella Montgomery still gets the $250 settlement she was promised after a more than two-year legal battle with Kraft Foods Global Inc. and Starbucks Corp. over her purchase of…

Defendant alleges he used drugs with federal judge’s relatives; 6th Circuit tosses judge from case

A defendant who alleged he used drugs with two of a federal judge’s relatives has succeeded in getting the judge kicked off his case.

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

SCOTUS takes cheerleader uniform case that would also affect ‘cosplayers’ at comic conventions

Nominally, a federal appeals court decision that the nation’s top court agreed Monday to review is about whether the design elements and color blocks in a cheerleading uniform can be…

ABA urges 6th Circuit to forbid private probation company’s jail-or-pay scheme

The American Bar Association filed an amicus brief Tuesday condemning a private probation system that jails defendants who are unable to pay their fines.

In Rodriguez v. Providence Community Corrections…

Bullied student’s suit against school fails for lack of ‘deliberate indifference,’ 6th Circuit says

A federal appeals court has upheld dismissal of a lawsuit filed on behalf of a bullied middle-school student in Tennessee.

The case was among a handful of suits filed in…

FBI’s use of cell-site data didn’t violate the Fourth Amendment, 6th Circuit says

A federal appeals court has found no Fourth Amendment violation in the government’s use of cell-site records to establish that two suspects used their cell phones close to the locations…

6th Circuit tells IRS lawyers it expects them to do better, orders disclosure of ‘lookout’ lists

A federal appeals court is showing impatience with the Internal Revenue Service in an opinion refusing to interfere with a federal judge’s order that the agency disclose lists of groups…

10 weeks of video evidence from utility-pole camera didn’t require warrant, 6th Circuit says

A federal appeals court has upheld a firearms conviction based on video evidence collected without a warrant from a camera perched on top of a utility pole.

The Cincinnati-based 6th…

SCOTUS tells appeals court deferential standards of review ‘apply with equal force’ in capital cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has reinstated a death sentence imposed after a federal trial judge excused a juror who waffled on whether he could impose the death penalty.

The U.S.…

Supreme Court refuses appeal in anti-gay defamation case

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a former Michigan assistant attorney general who lost an anti-gay defamation suit filed by an openly gay University of Michigan student…

EPA temporarily blocked from enforcing Clean Water Rule by 6th Circuit panel

A divided three-judge panel from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a temporary stay to a new rule that asserts EPA authority to protect small bodies of…

Judge’s campaign committee loses 6th Circuit appeal in challenge to fundraising restrictions

A federal appeals court has ruled against a judicial campaign committee that had challenged restrictions on fundraising.

The Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled (PDF) on Monday…

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