December 20, 2014
by Taylor Brailey
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Thursday ruled that a law prohibiting individuals who have been committed to a mental institution for any amount of time from possessing a firearm is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. The challenge to the federal gun law arose out of a ...[read more]
November 18, 2014
by Alexandra Farone
The US Supreme Court was asked Monday to review same-sex marriage cases from Kentucky and Michigan following a US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruling that upheld bans. Same-sex couples in both states states submitted petitions asking the high court to decide whether state same-sex ...[read more]
October 20, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in three cases Monday. In City of Los Angeles v. Patel the court has been asked to resolve a circuit split between the US Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and the Sixth Circuits regarding the constitutionality of hotel guest registry inspection ordinances ...[read more]
June 5, 2014
by Kyle Webster
In 2006 following two high profile affirmative action US Supreme Court decisions dealing with affirmative action at the University of Michigan, a public institution, Michigan voters passed Proposal Two, a state constitutional ban on affirmative action in public employment, public education, and ...[read more]
May 27, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in Plumhoff v. Rickard that police officers who fatally shot a driver to end a dangerous car chase did not violate the Fourth Amendment. The case was brought on appeal by six officers who claimed they were entitled to qualified immunity in a civil lawsuit filed ...[read more]
April 23, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in White v. Woodall that because the Supreme Court of Kentucky's rejection of Robert Keith Woodall's Fifth Amendment claim was not objectively unreasonable, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit erred in granting the writ of habeas corpus. The case ...[read more]
April 22, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 6-2 Tuesday in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action that the judiciary lacks the authority to overturn a Michigan voter initiative that amended the state's constitution to prohibit race- and sex-based discrimination or preferential treatment in public ...[read more]
February 21, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in Johnson v. Williams that in Tara Williams' case, the California Court of Appeal properly adjudicated her federal Sixth Amendment claim on its merits and should have been deferred to under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of ( ...[read more]
February 20, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled 6-3 in Bailey v. United States that police cannot a detain a suspect a mile away from the premises in the search warrant. The court found that Michigan v. Summers does not apply to this situation, where Chunon Bailey was detained a mile away from his ...[read more]
November 2, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Thursday. In Chaidez v. United States the court heard arguments to determine if Padilla v. Kentucky applies retroactively to persons whose convictions became final before its announcement. Padilla held that the Sixth Amendment guarantee of ...[read more]

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