6th Cir.

Ashenfelter seeks immediate ruling on Fifth Amendment

Samantha Fredrickson | Reporter's Privilege | Quicklink | March 31, 2009
Quicklink
March 31, 2009

Detroit Free Press reporter David Ashenfelter wants a federal court in Michigan to immediately rule on the legitimacy of his invocation of the Fifth Amendment to protect confidential sources, the newspaper reports.

Court: Charter schools must comply with records laws

Amy Harder | Freedom of Information | Feature | April 23, 2008
Feature
April 23, 2008

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Cleveland (6th Cir.) ruled last week that charter schools must comply with various state regulations, including public records and open meetings laws, just like traditional public schools.

The unanimous three-judge panel upheld the district court’s decision that charter schools can’t depend on the federal Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause when the state stops payment on public funds since they are government entities created by the state.

Court refuses end-run around actual malice standard

Libel | Feature | September 7, 2007
Feature
September 7, 2007

Sep. 7, 2007  ·   A federal appeals court in Cincinnati (6th Cir.) held that a financial publisher could not be held liable for either defamation or breach of contract for harms to a company’s reputation potentially suffered as a result of publishing a negative credit rating.

Appeals court throws out surveillance lawsuit

Newsgathering | Feature | July 11, 2007
Feature
July 11, 2007

NEWS MEDIA UPDATE   ·   SIXTH CIRCUIT   ·   Newsgathering   ·   July 11, 2007

Radio reporter wins injunction against mayor

Newsgathering | Feature | February 2, 2007
Feature
February 2, 2007

NEWS MEDIA UPDATE   ·   SIXTH CIRCUIT   ·   Newsgathering   ·   Feb. 2, 2007

Mayor cannot bar radio reporter from news conferences

Newsgathering | Feature | January 18, 2007
Feature
January 18, 2007

NEWS MEDIA UPDATE   ·   SIXTH CIRCUIT   ·   Newsgathering   ·   Jan. 18, 2007

Court declines to rule on access to juvenile proceedings

Secret Courts | Feature | July 11, 2006
Feature
July 11, 2006

Suit challenging mayor's edict against reporters is moot

Newsgathering | Feature | July 5, 2006
Feature
July 5, 2006

NEWS MEDIA UPDATE   ·   SIXTH CIRCUIT   ·   Newsgathering   ·   July 5, 2006

Federal mug shots available once again in Sixth Circuit

Freedom of Information | Feature | August 17, 2005
Feature
August 17, 2005

Strip club license applicants can be kept under wraps

Freedom of Information | Feature | June 23, 2005
Feature
June 23, 2005