6th Circuit Court

357 ABA Journal 6th Circuit Court articles.

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…

Kim Davis says she will not issue marriage licenses, but that deputies may issue ‘unauthorized’ ones

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis is back at work, and though she has vowed not to issue any marriage licenses, she says she will not stop her deputies from doing…

6th Circuit nixes stay for clerk appealing federal court order requiring her to perform marriages

Since the U.S. Supreme Court recognized a constitutional right to same-sex marriage in June, a Kentucky county clerk is not likely to win an appeal of a federal court’s order…

6th Circuit criticizes lawyer’s ‘outlandish’ comparisons, tosses challenge to lawn mowing fine

A federal appeals court has tossed a homeowner’s suit claiming his due process rights were violated when he was charged $600 by city of Howell, Michigan, for refusing to mow…

93-year-old judge grows weary of 44-year-old housing bias case

Forty-four years after then-U.S. District Judge Damon Keith found evidence of housing discrimination by a Detroit area community, the case still isn’t over.

Keith is now 93 years old and…

Cellphone user had no expectation of privacy in pocket-dialed call, 6th Circuit rules

A federal appeals court has ruled that the former chairman of an airport board in Kentucky had no expectation of privacy in an inadvertent “pocket dial” call.

The decision

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