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]
April 17, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
Federal judge Timothy Black of the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio said Wednesday that Ohio must immediately recognize four same-sex marriages but stayed the broader effects of the ruling pending appeal in the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Staying that portion of ...[read more]
March 26, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday granted an extension of a temporary hold on a Detroit federal judge's ruling in DeBoer v. Michigan that struck down Michigan's same-sex marriage ban. The court granted the stay in light of the US Supreme Court's issuance of a stay in a ...[read more]
March 23, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
A judge for the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Saturday declared a temporary hold on same-sex marriages in Michigan. The ruling arrived one day after Friday's decision by a judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan that held that the ban on same-sex ...[read more]
March 5, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said Tuesday that the state will hire outside counsel to appeal a federal judge's order to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages to the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Judge John Heyburn of the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky ...[read more]
March 5, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in the case of Plumhoff v. Rickard on whether the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit erred in denying qualified immunity to police offers who were found to have used unreasonable force against a suspect. The case was brought on appeal by ...[read more]
January 17, 2014
by Addison Morris
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Thursday filed notice of his plans to appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, a December ruling that requires the state to recognize valid out-of-state marriages between same-sex couples on Ohio death certificates. The ruling, made last month ...[read more]
January 14, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Monday upheld the conviction and sentencing of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab for his attempted bombing on an American aircraft. Abdulmutallab was sentenced to life in prison in February 2012 after pleading guilty to all charges stemming from an ...[read more]
November 11, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Enkelena Gjuka, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2014, is the author of the sixth article in a 10-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Gjuka calls upon the Securities Exchange Commission and Congress to increase ...[read more]

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