6th Circuit Court

313 ABA Journal articles on 6th Circuit Court.

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.

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…

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