federal appeals court

6:16 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Federal Court Sets August 6th Date to Hear Arguments in Same-Sex Marriage Case

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U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman struck down Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage in March. The ruling is stayed during appeal
According to a court filing entered today, the arguments will take place at 1 p.m. Aug. 6 before a three-judge appeals panel in Cincinnati. According to the notice that was issued today, each side will receive 30 minutes. Names of the judges sitting on the panel will be revealed two weeks prior to the argument.
6:48 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Schuette's Brief in Same-Sex Marriage Case Calls for Same Legal Reasoning as Affirmative Action Case

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Attorney General says Michigan voters should have right to define marriage as between one man and one woman
In a brief filed in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday evening, Schuette repeatedly brought up the Supreme Court's ruling that Michigan voters had the right to ban universities from using affirmative action in admissions decisions.
9:44 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Appeals court upholds law that blocks collection of union dues for school employees

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Teachers unions said the law violated the First Amendment and equal protection rights for workers
LANSING - A state law that bans school districts from collecting dues on behalf of teacher unions and other public school employees is constitutional, a federal appeals court said Thursday.