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Detroit Free Press
Court rules for Fannie, Freddie in Oakland lawsuit
A federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling and threw out tax claims by Oakland County against the federally charted mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Sun May 19, 2013
Federal court rules crack cocaine offenders have a right to resentencing hearings
The ruling expands the FSA, which that lessened penalties for possession and dealing, to people whose cases happened before the law's passage, potentially opening the door for thousands of inmates to request reduced prison time from federal judges.
Sat May 18, 2013
Sentencing Law and Policy
"Crackheaded Ruling by Sixth Circuit"
The title of this post is the headline of this new commentary by Ed Whelan at the National Review Online concerning yesterday's suprising split panel ruling by the Sixth Circuit in US v. Blewett , No.
Fri May 17, 2013
WBKO-TV Bowling Green
Court: Law Applying Crack Sentences Retroactive
A federal appeals court has ruled that anyone serving prison time in a crack cocaine case should get a new sentence under a law lessening the sentences for offenders.
Thu May 16, 2013
German Home Schoolers Denied Asylum
Uwe Romeike works with Lydia, Josua and Christian during their home schooling session in the dining room of their home in Morristown, Tenn., on April 2, 2009.
The Washington Post
The law has long protected Americans against warrantless wiretapping of their phone calls.
Kilpatrick: Bad knee makes him vulnerable to prison attack
Kwame Kilpatrick took his fight for freedom to a federal appeals court Thursday, arguing that he is not a flight risk or a danger to the community and is vulnerable to a prison attack due to a bum knee.
Appellate court reverses ruling, chides police
The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a Knoxville district court in ruling a defendant's confession was not voluntary.
Judge considers harsher sentence for Ohio CEO
A former Ohio CEO convicted of inflating stock prices and losing investors millions cried Wednesday as he tried to convince a judge that he doesn't deserve more than one week in prison, arguing that he never meant to hurt anyone and that he's in financial ruin.
Wed May 15, 2013
Briefs: Man faces four charges in Westland City Hall standoff
A man accused of holding a hostage and threatening to bomb Westland City Hall has been charged in the incident.
Detroit Free Press
Convicted killer who bolted tether nabbed by U.S. Marshals Service
'I'm one of those guys that believes we have an obligation or a responsibility when we can to have... A convicted killer who persuaded a federal judge in Detroit to release him on bond during his appeal, but then cut off his tether and fled the state, is back behind bars, the U.S. Marshals Service announced Wednesday.
U.S. Court Denies German Homeschool Family Asylum
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the Obama administration's refusal to grant asylum to a German homeschooling family.
Appeals court rules prison sentence stands for art gallery owner in DPS kickback scheme
Convicted art gallery owner Sherry Washington lost her appeal Tuesday of a seven-year prison sentence for raiding more than $3 million from the Detroit Public Schools.
The Miami Herald
Court denies asylum to German home-schoolers
A federal appeals court has denied asylum to a Christian family that fled Germany because that country does not allow home schooling.
Tue May 14, 2013
Romeike family denied asylum, face deportation
The Romeike family lost their appeal case today, May 14, 2013. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Obama Administration's challenge to their asylum.
No Warrant Exception For Slow Pursuit Into Home Of A $14.99 Phone Charger Robber
Two police officers are being sued because they entered Charles Smith's home after he stole a $14.99 phone charger from Walgreens.
The Volokh Conspiracy
Desire to Homeschool Not a Basis for Asylum
This morning the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decided Romeike v. Holder .
Mon May 13, 2013
Prison Inmate's Complaint Gets Supreme Court Review
The Supreme Court's running feud with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit resumed Monday with the justices' decision to grant review in a Tennessee case involving civil rights complaints filed by prison inmates.
Michigan couple appeal sentence in GM trade-secret case
A Michigan couple sentenced to prison for stealing General Motors hybrid-car technology trade secrets filed appeals Friday with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.
Ohio CEO sentenced to 7 days could get 10 years
The former head of an Ohio computer sales company sentenced to one week in prison for inflating stock prices and losing investors millions could now face a sentence of up to 10 years -- the result of a federal appeals court ruling that his first prison term was "drastically" light.