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  • Senate confirms John Bush, Trump’s 6th Circuit Court pick

    07/20/2017 10:51:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 20, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    The Senate confirmed John K. Bush for a lifetime seat on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, over protests from Democrats who said he wasn’t fit to be a federal judge. The Senate voted 51-47 to put him on the federal bench despite criticism from Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee of Mr. Bush for having made controversial writings, where in one particular blog, he equated the Supreme Court’s legal rulings on slavery and abortion. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat, did not vote. The Judiciary Committee moved Mr. Bush’s confirmation to the...
  • Trump nominates Indian-origin Amul Thapar to top judicial post (6th Circuit)

    03/20/2017 11:36:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Tribune ^ | March 21, 2017 | Press Trust of India
    An Indian-American legal luminary has been nominated by US President Donald Trump to a key judicial position on the powerful US court of appeals. Amul Thapar, 47, who in 2007 became the first South Asian Article III judge when he was appointed as a US District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky, is the first Indian-American to be nominated by Trump for a top judicial post yesterday. If confirmed by the Senate, Thapar will be part of the powerful US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, which hears appeals from Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan. Thapar was among the 20...
  • 6th circuit allows Michigan recounts to continue.

    12/06/2016 3:43:22 PM PST · by roostercogburn · 48 replies
    6th circuit court will not stop recounts from going forward in Michigan.
  • 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...