August 6, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit heard oral arguments on Wednesday for six lawsuits challenging same-sex marriage bans in four states. The panel heard arguments on Kentucky's ban in the consolidated cases of Bourke v. Beshear and Love v. Beshear; Michigan's ban in DeBoer v. Snyder; ...[read more]
June 12, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Wednesday refused to grant an injunction that would have exempted Catholic non-profit groups from the contraception coverage requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The court noted in its decision that the groups ...[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]
May 27, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community that tribal sovereign immunity bars a state from suing in federal court to enjoin a tribe from violating the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) outside of Indian lands. In this case the state of Michigan and the ...[read more]
May 17, 2014
by G. Redd
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Friday affirmed a $5.1 million fraud judgment against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). Hi-Lex, a car parts manufacturer, sued BCBSM for carrying on in bad faith regarding its Administrative Services Contract (ASC) by which BCBSM provides ...[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]
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]

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