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The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (in case citations, 6th Cir.) is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts:

Eastern District of Kentucky
Western District of Kentucky
Eastern District of Michigan
Western District of Michigan
Northern District of Ohio
Southern District of Ohio
Eastern District of Tennessee
Middle District of Tennessee
Western District of Tennessee

The court is composed of sixteen judges and is based at the Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is one of thirteen United States courts of appeals.

Elena Kagan is the circuit justice for the Sixth Circuit. William Howard Taft, the only person ever to serve as both President and Chief Justice of the United States, once served on the circuit. Four other judges of the Sixth Circuit have been elevated to serve on the Supreme Court.

Decisions issued by the Sixth Circuit were reversed by the United States Supreme Court 24 out of the 25 times they were reviewed in the five annual terms starting in October 2008 and ending in June 2013 — a higher frequency than any other federal appellate court during that time period.

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The 6th Circuit panel reversed Gulf's summary judgment win, finding there was a genuine issue of material fact regarding whether the inspectors were guaranteed pay that qualified as a minimum weekly salary. The court held that if the inspectors are to qualify as exempt employees under the FLSA, the ...
Lambda Legal Law and Policy Director Jenny Pizer called this latest ruling, in Stephens v. Harris Funeral, an extraordinarily significant decision. The liberal think tank ThinkProgress called it a massive victory. Others are less enthusiastic, but everyone supporting equal rights for LGBT people sees Stephens ...

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the EEOC and a transgender funeral home employee in Michigan in their suit claiming her termination was unlawful discrimination. The funeral home argued that enforcement of the nondiscrimination law against them violated their religious liberty ...
A nominee to the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is refusing to say whether he believes Roe v. Wade was correctly decided. John Nalbandian told the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing that he didn't want to take a position on the case because the abortion ...
The U.S. Appeals Court for the Sixth Circuit held today that R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act when it fired a funeral director after she told her boss that she planned to transition from male to female. Title VII prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sex, ...

On Wednesday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a Michigan funeral home had unlawfully discriminated against a transgender employee when it fired her after she informed her employer that she would be presenting as a woman, in accordance with her gender identity. The 6th Circuit's ...
A semi-retired lawyer who let others draft and sign his name to “one-size-fits-all” pleadings will serve a 90-day suspension, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held Mar. 1. Lawyers transitioning to retirement still need to comply with their ethical obligations. And a lawyer can't allow a filing to be ...

6th Circuit lifts WOTUS stay as fight over delay heats up. Ariel Wittenberg, E&E News reporter. Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted its stay of the Obama administration's Clean Water Rule following last month's Supreme Court decision that district courts should review ...
On February 22, 2018, the U.S Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals determined a union acted properly when it continued collecting union dues from members who did not follow protocol when seeking to revoke consent to their signed dues checkoff authorizations. Plaintiffs worked for a unionized grocery store in ...
Rethink Retiree Health Benefits, Supreme Court Tells 6th Circuit. FREE TRIAL. From Benefits & Executive Compensation News. Employee Benefits News examines legal developments that impact the employee benefits and executive compensation employers provide, including federal and state legislation, ...
As anticipated, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals took the formal action of vacating its temporary injunction which had enjoined the enforcement of the Obama-era rule which redefined Waters of the United States (WOTUS) nationwide since 2015. The Court's action was consistent with the United States ...


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