Tag Archives: Abortion

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog Featured Today on LXBN TV For Continuing Coverage Of The Challenge to the Contraception Mandate Under the Affordable Care Act

As we reported last week, a divided Sixth Circuit panel granted a motion by Michigan Catholic Conference and Catholic Family Services to halt the so-called contraception mandate by the Department of Health and Human Services that went into effect under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148.  See Michigan Catholic Conference, et al. … Continue Reading

Sixth Circuit Joins Third Circuit in Rejecting Challenge to the Contraception and Abortion Mandate Under the New Federal Health Care Statute

At the beginning of the year, we posted a feature story on high-profile lawsuits headed to the Sixth Circuit in 2013.  One of the lawsuits that we predicted would land at the Sixth Circuit this year was the challenge to the so-called contraception and abortion mandate by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) … Continue Reading

High-Profile Lawsuits Headed to the Sixth Circuit in 2013

Last year was an active year for the Sixth Circuit, particularly on its business docket.  As you know from following our blog, the Sixth Circuit issued a number of key opinions in 2012 addressing class actions, expert opinions, white collar crime, franchise and intellectual property issues, and pleading standards.  Although 2013 has started off slowly … Continue Reading

Sixth Circuit May Be First To Rule On New Health Care Law

It looks like the Sixth Circuit may become the first federal Circuit Court to review a constitutional challenge to the new health care law. Last Thursday, Judge George Steeh of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan upheld the constitutionality of the mandate requiring individuals to purchase health insurance, which is a central pillar of … Continue Reading