6th Cir.

Business argues for punitive damages in breach of contract, fraud case

Privacy | Feature | December 21, 1999
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December 21, 1999

University official allowed to confiscate student yearbook

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From the Fall 1999 issue of The News Media & The Law, page 29.


A split panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati (6th Cir.) held in early September that the Kentucky State University vice-president for student affairs did not violate the First Amendment rights of students when she confiscated all copies of a yearbook.

The majority concluded that a public university’s yearbook is a nonpublic forum that is subject to reasonable regulation by university officials.

Police chief allowed to attack gag order issued by city officials

Prior Restraints | Feature | October 11, 1999
Feature
October 11, 1999

University administrator's confiscation of yearbooks upheld

Prior Restraints | Feature | September 20, 1999
Feature
September 20, 1999

Court holds that publicity does not create presumption of bias

Secret Courts | Feature | January 11, 1999
Feature
January 11, 1999

Court holds that publicity does not create presumption of bias

01/11/99

SIXTH CIRCUIT--In late November, a closely divided federal appeals court in Cincinnati (6th Cir.) affirmed a lower court ruling that a jury in a controversial murder trial was not prejudiced by pretrial publicity.

NLRB loses subpoena fight over 'blind box' advertisement

Reporter's Privilege | Feature | July 27, 1998
Feature
July 27, 1998

NLRB loses subpoena fight over 'blind box' advertisement

07/27/98

SIXTH CIRCUIT--In mid-July the federal appeals court in Cincinnati (6th Cir.) held that the National Labor Relations Board could not enforce a subpoena demanding that a newspaper reveal the identity of a blind box advertiser.

Officers have 'fundamental' constitutional right of privacy

Freedom of Information | Feature | April 6, 1998
Feature
April 6, 1998

Officers have 'fundamental' constitutional right of privacy

04/06/98

SIXTH CIRCUIT--In mid-February, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati (6th Cir.) unanimously ruled that the release of undercover police officers' personnel files under the state Public Records Act violated their right to privacy under the U.S. Constitution.

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2. Material unavailable from other sources

To overcome the First Amend reporter's privilege, the subpoenaing party must demonstrate that it has tried other sources without success. NLRB v. Midland Daily News, 151 F.3d 472 (6th Cir. 1998); Southwell v. Southern Poverty Law Ctr., 949 F.Supp. 1303 (W.D. Mich. 1996); In re Daimler Chrysler, 216 F.R.D. 395 (E.D. Mich. 2003); see In re Grand Jury Proceedings, 810 F.2d 580 (6th Cir. 1987).