United States Sixth Circuit - February 2009 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Boring

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's conviction for worker's compensation fraud is affirmed where: 1) there was sufficient evidence that Defendant faked the severity of his...
02/27/2009 07-4363

Khalili v. Holder

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law
Petition for review of an order of removal is affirmed, where Petitioner claimed he might be killed by his wife's family but presented insufficient...
02/27/2009 08-3296

US v. Ali

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Family Law, Immigration Law
In a prosecution for the Defendant's false statement on a naturalization application that he never committed bigamy, the denial of Defendant's motion...
02/27/2009 07-6446

US v. Detroit Med. Ctr.

United States Sixth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Tax Law
In a suit by the U.S. to collect FICA taxes from Defendant hospital, judgment for Plaintiff is affirmed in part where stipends received by medical...
02/26/2009 07-1602

US v. Higgins

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's drug and firearm convictions are affirmed where: 1) evidence from Defendant's home was properly admitted under the good-faith exception to...
02/26/2009 08-5114

Sierra Club v. EPA

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Environmental Law
A petition for review of the EPA's decision not to object to a power plant's air-pollution permit is denied where the EPA may alter its position about...
02/26/2009 07-4485

US v. Groenendal

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's child pornography sentence is vacated where: 1) uploading images to a website constitutes "trafficking" under U.S.S.G. section 2G2.2; and...
02/26/2009 07-2430

Fleming v. Metrish

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
The District Court's granting of Petitioner's habeas petition claiming that his confession was inadmissible is reversed, where the state appellate...
02/25/2009 07-2311

Drogosch v. Metcalf

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action based on a false arrest, denial of summary judgment for Defendant based on qualified immunity is affirmed, where...
02/25/2009 08-1249

US v. Holden

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Environmental Law
Defendants' conviction for impeding an EPA investigation was affirmed, where the District Court did not abuse its discretion by excluding evidence of...
02/24/2009 07-5573, 07-5574