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  • Monster Win for Natural Marriage [Great Analysis]

    11/08/2014 12:28:30 AM PST · by GonzoII · 48 replies
    American Family Association ^ | Friday, November 7, 2014 8:53 AM | Bryan Fischer
    Yesterday, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals struck a reverberating blow on behalf of natural marriage and the Constitution by upholding bans on sodomy-based marriages in its jurisdiction.It is impossible to overestimate the importance of this ruling.It means, for one thing, that the issue is now on the fast track to the Supreme Court. If the Court accepts a marriage case by January, a decision will almost certainly be issued by next June.From a constitutional standpoint, the 6th Circuit’s ruling is a model of sound jurisprudence. The ruling observes that the Supreme Court has already settled the question of the...
  • APPEALS COURT: States can define marriage as 1 man, 1 woman

    A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday stunningly affirmed the rights of voters in four states – Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee – to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, throwing a boulder into the millpond of complacent assumptions by homosexual-rights advocates that same-sex marriage is a given across the United States. The U.S. Supreme Court recently has refused to take on any same-sex marriage cases, allowing the movement to expand into about 30 states. But Mat Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel, which has fought on behalf of traditional...
  • 6th Circuit upholds gay marriage bans in several states

    11/06/2014 2:19:13 PM PST · by AbortionIsEvil · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 6, 2014 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld gay marriage bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, reversing a recent trend in the federal courts to strike down such bans.
  • Appeals Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    11/06/2014 2:03:29 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 6, 2014 | ERIK ECKHOLM
    By a two-to-one vote, a federal appeals court in Cincinnati upheld the right of states to ban same-sex marriage, overturning lower court decisions in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee that found such restrictions to be unconstitutional.
  • Court sides with Obama administration in contraception fight

    09/17/2013 12:38:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday sided with the Obama administration in the nationwide legal battle over the mandate to cover contraception services in the new health care law, marking the second time a federal appeals court rebuffed to a company who said the mandatory coverage of birth control violates its religious beliefs. A third court, seated in Denver, took an opposing view in July when it granted the Hobby Lobby crafts franchise an injunction that shields the Oklahoma City company from the mandate tied to the Affordable Care Act until the merits of their case can be...
  • Panel’s ruling a boost to anti-smoking warnings

    03/20/2012 8:34:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 19, 2012 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    The federal government can require tobacco companies to “reserve significant packaging space” for anti-smoking warnings and graphic images on their cigarette labels, a three-judge appellate panel ruled Monday. “We return to where we began — the lack of consumer awareness of tobacco’s serious health risks resulting from the decades-long deception by tobacco companies,” Judge Jane Branstetter Stranch of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati wrote in a ruling that was unanimous in some sections and 2-1 in others. Current tobacco-label warnings do not effectively inform consumers on these health risks, even though they include “the undisputed fact...
  • U.S. appeals court orders dismissal of domestic spying suit

    07/06/2007 9:05:11 AM PDT · by xcamel · 13 replies · 702+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | July 6, 2007 | The Associated Press
    CINCINNATI: A U.S. appeals court on Friday ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging President George W. Bush's domestic spying program, saying the plaintiffs had no standing to sue. The 2-1 ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel was not on the legality of the surveillance program, but it vacated a 2006 order by a lower court in Detroit. That court had found the post-911 warrantless surveillance aimed at uncovering terrorist activity to be unconstitutional, violating rights to privacy and free speech and the separation of powers. The American Civil Liberties Union led the lawsuit on behalf...
  • Appellate court's longest-serving judge battles death penalty

    01/06/2007 4:16:28 PM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 535+ views
    AP via ^ | 1/6/7 | TERRY KINNEY
    CINCINNATI - A veteran federal appeals judge has turned up the volume in his opposition to the death penalty, drawing increasing attention with his unusually blunt and outspoken opinions. Former Chief Judge Boyce Martin, a Jimmy Carter appointee on one of the most sharply divided appeals courts, is building a reputation for his stand, such as with a dissent that Capital Defense Weekly described as blistering. Some experts believe the U.S. Supreme Court is watching what's happening in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and other circuits before it takes another look at the death penalty or, at least,...
  • Court says Ohio too hard on some parties

    09/08/2006 12:01:50 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 655+ views ^ | 9 8 06 | DAN SEWELL
    CINCINNATI - Ohio's rules for primary elections make it too hard for minor parties to get on the ballot, a federal appeals court ruled. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel said the primary requirements allow the Republican and Democratic parties to monopolize general elections. Ohio "is among the most restrictive, if not the most restrictive, state in granting minor parties access to the ballot," the ruling said. Parties automatically qualify for the primary ballot if their candidate for governor or president received at least 5 percent of the vote in the previous Ohio election. Any other party must...
  • Conservative court to hear NSA appeal More bias from our friends at PMSNBC

    08/19/2006 8:54:38 AM PDT · by roostercogburn · 33 replies · 921+ views
    CINCINNATI - The Bush administration's warrantless surveillance program, rejected by a federal judge, is heading toward an appellate court loaded with the president's own appointees. However, veterans of cases before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals caution that the court's mixed record in a broad range of rulings makes it difficult to predict how it will view the surveillance the administration says is crucial to stopping terrorists. "It is not a foregone conclusion that a conservative-dominated court is going to say, 'President Bush did this and we're going to uphold what he wants,'" said Robert A. Sedler, a law...
  • Judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit (They will hear the appeal of NSA ruling)

    08/17/2006 3:15:48 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 32 replies · 1,088+ views
    Judge - Commision Date Chief Judge Danny J. Boggs - March 25, 1986 - REAGAN Senior Judge Damon J. Keith - October 21, 1977 - CARTER Senior Judge Gilbert S. Merritt - October 31, 1977 - CARTER Senior Judge Cornelia G. Kennedy - September 26, 1979 - CARTER Judge Boyce F. Martin, Jr. - September 26, 1979 - CARTER Senior Judge Ralph B. Guy, Jr. - October 17, 1985 - REAGAN Senior Judge James L. Ryan - October 17, 1985 - REAGAN Senior Judge Alan E. Norris - July 1, 1986 - REAGAN Senior Judge Richard F. Suhrheinrich - July...
  • Court says no to DNA testing for inmate

    05/15/2006 10:32:36 AM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies · 629+ views
    AP ^ | 5/15/6
    NASHVILLE — A Tennessee death row inmate scheduled to be executed Wednesday cannot perform genetic testing on evidence in his case, a federal appeals court ruled. Inmate Sedley Alley is fighting his execution by lethal injection on at least two fronts in the courts. In an expedited ruling released Monday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati denied Alley's bid to have DNA tests performed at his expense on evidence from the 1985 rape and murder of 19-year-old Marine Lance Cpl. Suzanne M. Collins at the Millington Naval Air Station outside Memphis. A three-judge panel of the court...
  • Commentary: Court Nixes ACLU?s Ten Commandments Tirade

    01/26/2006 9:38:14 AM PST · by dukeman · 6 replies · 1,270+ views ^ | 1/25/06 | Alan Sears
    Not since Berlin, 1989, has a big wall taken such a big fall. This time, it was the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit that blew the trumpet, effectively collapsing the false construct of the so-called “wall of separation between church and state” that for more than 50 years has been the cornerstone of the American Civil Liberties Union’s anti-religion agenda. This wasn’t one the ACLU saw coming. Their case—a suit to prevent Mercer County, Kentucky, officials from including a copy of the Ten Commandments in their display of historically significant documents—seemed tight enough, especially since the U.S....
  • One judge gets it

    12/29/2005 5:07:56 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 7 replies · 1,088+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | December 29, 2005 | Editorial
    If anyone has his hand on the pulse of America, it's Judge Richard F. Suhrheinrich of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. Writing for a three-judge panel, Judge Suhrheinrich, a Reagan appointee, said Mercer County, Ky., must be allowed to post at its courthouse copies of the Ten Commandments, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights, the words to The Star-Spangled Banner, and other historical documents. The county had no expressed religious purpose in its display, he wrote, and the Commandments are not more prominently displayed than the other documents. That view certainly is within...
  • Judge calls ACLU ’tiresome,’ upholds Ten Commandments display

    12/26/2005 1:05:25 AM PST · by NapkinUser · 39 replies · 2,109+ views
    WDC Media ^ | 12/22/2005 | Tom Strode
    A federal appeals court has upheld a Ten Commandments display identical to one ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year, rebuking the American Civil Liberties Union in the process. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Cincinnati, affirmed Dec. 20 a federal judge’s decision that a courthouse display in Mercer County, Ky., of nine documents, including the Ten Commandments, is constitutional. In a unanimous opinion by a three-judge panel, the court agreed with the lower court that the inclusion of the Decalogue does not violate the Constitution’s establishment clause because the display has a secular purpose....
  • 6th Circuit rejects "separation of church and state"

    12/23/2005 9:34:12 AM PST · by wgeorge2001 · 75 replies · 1,836+ views
    AFAMI News ^ | December 21, 2005 | unknown
    6th Circuit rejects “separation of church and state” December 21, 2005 Values group hails unanimous decision Tuesday 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals: “The First Amendment does not demand a wall of separation between church and state.” CINCINNATI — In an astounding return to judicial interpretation of the actual text of the United States Constitution, a unanimous panel of the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Tuesday issued an historic decision declaring that “the First Amendment does not demand a wall of separation between church and state.” In upholding a Kentucky county’s right to display the Ten Commandments, the panel...
  • Court of Appeals: Constitution "does not demand a wall of separation between church and state."

    12/21/2005 1:12:17 PM PST · by AFA-Michigan · 331 replies · 8,938+ views
    American Family Association of Michigan ^ | December 21, 2005 | American Family Association of Michigan
    Values group hails unanimous decision Tuesday CINCINNATI -- In an astounding return to judicial interpretation of the actual text of the United States Constitution, a unanimous panel of the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Tuesday issued an historic decision declaring that "the First Amendment does not demand a wall of separation between church and state." In upholding a Kentucky county's right to display the Ten Commandments, the panel called the American Civil Liberties Union's repeated claims to the contrary "extra-constitutional" and "tiresome." See Cincinnat Enquirer at: See U.S. Court of Appeals decision, page 13: "Patriotic Americans should...
  • 6th Circuit to grow more conservative

    06/24/2005 12:44:44 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 549+ views
    AP ^ | 6/24/5 | TERRY KINNEY
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Senate confirmation of two judges nominated by President Bush to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals probably will give a conservative bent to what had been a balanced court, experts say. The court hears appeals of federal cases in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. It has been understaffed for years with six Republicans and six Democrats because of an impasse in the Senate. Michigan's senators were upset at Republicans for refusing to confirm President Clinton's nominees to the court. A compromise this month allowed the confirmation of David McKeague, 58, a federal judge in Michigan since...
  • New judges will ease workload

    06/10/2005 11:23:19 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 359+ views
    AP ^ | 6/11/5 | LISA CORNWELL
    CINCINNATI - The chief judge of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals expects the addition of two Michigan judges to long-standing vacancies to help the court - the slowest acting among the nation's 12 regional courts - reduce its caseload. The nominations of Judge David McKeague and Judge Richard Griffin were approved on Thursday by the GOP-controlled Senate after a long partisan tug-of-war between Republicans and Democrats. "We strive to decide cases as efficiently as we can and having more judges will be make it easier to have the litigators served and the system of justice administered," Chief Judge...
  • Justice Dept. Enters Court Nominee Fight

    05/14/2005 1:46:53 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 72 replies · 3,888+ views
    AP ^ | 5-14-05 | JESSE J. HOLLAND
    Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 31 minutes ago WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is edging into the Senate controversy over judicial nominees, writing key lawmakers after Democratic Leader Harry Reid publicly referred to an FBI file on one of President Bush's controversial appointees. "The letter expressed concern about recent remarks on the floor of the Senate which alluded to an FBI background investigation file provided by the Department of Justice to the Senate Judiciary Committee on a confidential basis in connection with a judicial nomination," a department official said Friday night. The official, who spoke only on condition of anonymity,...

    11/01/2004 8:09:34 AM PST · by floriduh voter · 607 replies · 10,852+ views
    Activism Thread ^ | November 1, 2004 | floriduh voter
    Good morning, freepers. As you may already know, this is where we place links to other Terri threads at Free Republic and other breaking news about Terri Schindler-Schiavo. In addition, this is a place to meet and plan ways to use grassroots activism to help Terri's Fight. If you are a newbie to Terri's Fight, I urge you to visit where you can subscribe to their newsletter, can get up to speed on the court cases and the very long struggle. As far as what can Free Republic do for Terri's Fight, in the November Dailies Thread (here), please...
  • Appeals court reverses lower-court ruling on provisional ballots in Michigan

    10/26/2004 4:00:13 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 9 replies · 516+ views
    AP ^ | 10-26-04 | David Eggert
    Appeals court reverses lower-court ruling on provisional ballots in Michigan 10/26/2004, 5:55 p.m. ET By DAVID EGGERT The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that provisional ballots cast outside the precinct where a voter resides cannot be counted in Michigan. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling that said provisional ballots should be counted as long as they're cast in the right city, township or village. Provisional ballots — required in all states for the first time this year — are used when voters say they are properly registered...
  • Brain-Damaged Woman Won't Get Guardian

    01/09/2004 8:04:38 PM PST · by Micavaga · 68 replies · 756+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 01/09/04 | Associated Press
    CLEARWATER, Fla. - A judge on Friday rejected Gov. Jeb Bush's request that an independent guardian continue working in the interests of a severely brain-damaged woman at the center of a right-to-die case. Chief Judge David Demers ruled that he would not reappoint a guardian to the case, citing pending litigation over the constitutionality of the law that called for the guardian for Terri Schiavo. "Terri Schiavo yet again has been denied an independent voice in the proceedings that may very well determine the outcome of her life," the governor's office said in a statement. Florida courts repeatedly have said...
  • P21: Black Network Files Complaint Against NAACP Attorney (More on Memo-gate)

    12/04/2003 5:44:02 AM PST · by mhking · 9 replies · 441+ views
    Project 21 ^ | 12.4.03 | David Almasi
    Black Network Files Complaint Against NAACP Attorney Unethical Influence in Shaping Constitutional Cases Charged For Release: December 4, 2003 Contact: David Almasi at 202/371-1400 x106 The African-American leadership network Project 21 is asking the Virginia State Bar to investigate NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc president and director-counsel Elaine R. Jones. "Obstructionism is the order of the day in the Senate," said Project 21 member Gregory Parker of New Braunfels, Texas. "Now we know that this judicial obstructionism is part of a carefully orchestrated plan by a few senators and left-wing special interest groups." The complaint, to be filed...
  • Terri Schindler-Schiavo's Story on Bill O' Reilly NOW

    09/18/2003 5:34:19 PM PDT · by floriduh voter · 39 replies · 1,019+ views
    Fox News Channel | 9-18-03 | floriduh voter
    Watch Fox News Channel. O' Reilly is featuring Terri Schiavo's story. Repeat after Greta's show tonight.
  • Scheduling causes appeals court uproar

    09/08/2003 8:41:32 AM PDT · by Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS · 9 replies · 193+ views
    Lancaster Eagle-Gazette ^ | September 8, 2003 | CARL WEISER
    <p>WASHINGTON -- What began as an internal dispute over scheduling in an appeals court that covers four states has swelled into a national controversy -- with Congress launching an inquiry and one group demanding the chief judge's impeachment.</p> <p>The storm over the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, one step below the Supreme Court, is part of a growing fight between the courts and Congress.</p>
  • Conservative Sutton confirmed 52-41.

    04/29/2003 10:03:58 AM PDT · by ACAC · 80 replies · 217+ views
    vanity | 4-29-03 | Adam Case
    The U.S. Senate just confirmed Jeffrey Sutton to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals 52-41. Tom Harkin was bitterly opposed to the nomination.