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Federal appeals court allows Ohio to move forward with execution after failed attempt
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday denied Ohio death row inmate Romell Broom's request for habeas relief and held that a second execution attempt would not constitute cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment. Ohio (More)
Landmark Supreme Court decision finds LGBTQ employees protected under Title VII
The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Monday that Title VII's prohibition on sex-based employment discrimination extends to sexual orientation and gender identity.In Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, the court was asked to decide whether Title VII of (More)
Federal appeals court overturns order for Ohio prison to relocate or send home medically vulnerable inmates
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday lifted a preliminary injunction ordering the transfer of vulnerable inmates from Elkton Federal Correctional Institution. The injunction came as a response to a COVID-19 outbreak at Elkton. App (More)
Federal appeals court says Michigan ex-governor cannot avoid deposition in Flint water lawsuits
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Tuesday that former Michigan governor Rick Snyder cannot avoid deposition in civil lawsuits pertaining to the Flint water scandal.Snyder and former Michigan State Treasurer Andy Dillon claimed t (More)
Federal appeals court upholds order striking down Kentucky abortion law
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a district court's ruling striking down Kentucky HB 454, which prevented the dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion procedure after 13 weeks.The case was brought by EMW Women's Sur (More)
Federal appeals court blocks electronic signature gathering for Ohio ballot
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday blocked a lower court's order that Ohio's election officials must accept electronically-signed and witnessed petitions.Three individuals and two organizations, who are obtaining signatures (More)
Supreme Court denies request to block Ohio COVID-19 prisoner release plan
The US Supreme Court issued an Tuesday today denying the federal government's request to block a plan to release elderly and low-risk prisoners of the Elkton Federal Correctional Institute (FCI-Elkton) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The plan was or (More)
Federal appeals court allows lawsuit against former public officials in Flint water crisis to proceed
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Friday that the majority of the public officials named as defendants in the federal Flint water crisis lawsuit should remain in the case. The opinion affirms the district court's denial of several m (More)
Aimee Stephens and Preserving Our Broader Understandings of Sex
Just last week, we were saddened by the loss of Aimee Stephens at age 59. Ms. Stephens was a Detroit funeral director who, in 2013, announced a gender transition that exposed her employer’s deep intolerance toward transgender people. For seven years, (More)
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals rules students have the right to basic minimum education
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled on Thursday that Detroit students at under-performing schools have the fundamental right to a basic minimum education.Students from five of the city's lowest-performing public schools brought (More)
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