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6th Circuit

Nov 18, 2014

Gay marriage issue squarely before US high court

A same-sex couple from Michigan is putting the question of the right to marry nationwide squarely before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Nov 14, 2014

Same-sex couples file US Supreme Court appeal

Same-sex couples seeking the right to marry are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to settle the issue of gay marriage nationwide.

Dec 21, 2012

Bringing the Fourth Amendment into the 21st century

The New York Times recently reported that the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a bill “that would strengthen privacy protection for e-mails by requiring law enforcement officials to obtain a warrant from a judge in most cases before gaining access to messages in individual accounts stored electronically.”

Sep 12, 2012

Fannie, Freddie win right to appeal tax ruling

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac won the right to appeal a federal judge’s decision that they are liable for unpaid real estate transfer taxes in 82 of Michigan’s 83 counties.

Jul 13, 2012

6th Circuit: Religious organization can be sued under Rehab Act

The Salvation Army could be sued for disability discrimination under the federal Rehabilitation Act, despite its status as a religion-based organization, the 6th Circuit has ruled in reversing a summary judgment.

Feb 27, 2012

US Supreme Court rules prisoner’s interrogation didn’t violate ‘Miranda’

A prisoner was not “in custody” for Miranda purposes when he was isolated from the general prison population and questioned about conduct that occurred outside the prison because he was informed he could leave when he wanted, was not physically restrained and the door to the room was sometimes open, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

Feb 10, 2012

Condo purchasers may have lost rescission rights

Condominium purchasers may have waited too long to exercise their right to rescind their contract pursuant to federal law requiring certain disclosures in land sales, the 6th Circuit has ruled.

Oct 7, 2011

Court justices tussle over ADA ministerial exception

During heated oral arguments in a case involving religious doctrines, government interests and claims of job discrimination, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tried to carve out just how much constitutional leeway religious organizations have to fire employees without facing a job bias claim.

Sep 7, 2011

Health care case puts spotlight on Supreme Court recusals

The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to decide whether to take up the constitutional challenge to the nation’s health care law, but already some critics are stepping up calls for two justices to recuse themselves from considering the case.

Sep 7, 2011

Plaintiff can seek automated, do-not-call damages

A plaintiff could recover statutory damages under both the automated-call and do-not-call-list subsections of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the 6th Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.

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