Tag Archives: Michigan

Sixth Circuit Approves NLRB’s Jurisdiction over Michigan Indian Tribe

In a recent split decision, the Sixth Circuit held that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) possessed jurisdiction to enforce provisions of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) against the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians—a Michigan Indian tribe—to prevent the Tribe from enforcing its new labor regulations against a casino on its land. The … Continue Reading

Highlights from Day Two of the 2015 Sixth Judicial Conference in Detroit, Michigan

I arrived in the Motor City early this morning for the 73rd Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference where I’m serving as a delegate for Sixth Circuit Judge Alan E. Norris.  One of the most interesting presentations of the day featured a panel discussion of judges and lawyers who offered their no-holds-barred perspectives and observations about one … Continue Reading

Sixth Circuit Rules: No Gay Marriage in Michigan While Michigan’s Appeal is Pending

This past Sunday, we reported on how the Sixth Circuit had acted swiftly in issuing a temporary stay of last Friday’s order by Judge Bernard A. Friedman of the Eastern District of Michigan which struck down Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage.  See Judgment, DeBoer, et al. v. Snyder, et al., Case No. 12-cv-10285 (E.D. Mich.).  … Continue Reading

24 Hours After A Michigan Federal Judge Strikes Down Michigan’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage, The Sixth Circuit Stays The Decision (At Least For Now)

As we reported this past week, Judith Ellen Levy was sworn in on Tuesday as the first openly gay federal judge in the Sixth Circuit.  Levy was nominated by President Obama back on July 25, 2013 to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan … Continue Reading

Breaking News: Oral Arguments in En Banc Rehearing of Michigan Affirmative Action Case

Over the past months, we have reported on developments in Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, et al. v. Regents of the University of Michigan, et al (See here, here, here, and here). In the latest development in this Michigan affirmative action case, the Sixth Circuit held oral arguments in an en banc rehearing yesterday afternoon.  … Continue Reading

Sixth Circuit En Banc Court Currently Addressing Affirmative Action in College Admissions

The Sixth Circuit is currently rehearing en banc the constitutionality of Michigan’s Proposal 2, which prohibits Michigan’s public colleges and universities from granting “preferential treatment to . . . any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin.”  Back in July of 2011, a divided panel of the Sixth Circuit ruled … Continue Reading