Beth LeBlanc The Detroit News Published 11:04 AM EST Jan 7, 2019 The city of Flint is not immune from federal civil lawsuits related to the lead contamination discovered in its water source in 2016, regardless of whether the city was under state emergency management at the time, a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled. The opinion, issued Friday, also dismissed three former state department heads from the lawsuit filed by Flint residents, but refused to dismiss complaints against other Department of Environmental Quality employees and Flint emergency managers. The decision from judges Richard Griffin, an appointee of former President George W. Bush, and Helene White, an appointee of former President Bill Clinton, was joined in part by Judge David McKeague, another Bush appointee. “The crisis was predictable, and preventable,” Griffin wrote in the majority opinion, in which he compared the crisis to "government experiments on unknowing and unwilling … [Read more...] about No immunity for Flint in federal lawsuit, Court of Appeals panel rules
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Niraj Warikoo Detroit Free Press Published 9:14 PM EST Dec 20, 2018 In a victory for the Trump administration, a federal appeals court has overturned a Detroit judge's earlier decision to block the deportations of more than 1,000 Iraqi immigrants and give them bond hearings. The 2-1 decision on Thursday by the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concerned Iraqi nationals, who now fear for their futures. While U.S. immigration officials praised the decision, the ACLU said it is disappointed and is reviewing it. The civil rights group did not say whether it would appeal the decision. Just last month, U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith had ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release more than 100 Iraqi detainees by Thursday. That November ruling still stands for now, but two earlier decisions by the same judge — blocking the deportations of Iraqis and giving them bond hearings — have … [Read more...] about 6th Circuit Court of Appeals opens door to Iraqi deportations
The Colorado Court of Appeals, in a unanimous opinion issued Thursday, upheld the state’s ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines of 15 rounds or more.The lawsuit dates back to the contentious 2013 legislative session in which Democrats, who controlled both the House and Senate, passed a trio of gun-control laws, including one that banned ownership of an ammunition magazine with 15 rounds or more.The case was brought by Rocky Mountain Gun Owners. Several other groups also signed on with the plaintiffs, including the Colorado Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association; Sheriffs Chad Day of Yuma County, Shannon K. Byerly of Custer County, Steve Reams of Weld County and Sam Zordel of Prowers County; and the Independence Institute.The appeals court concluded that the logic for passing a ban on large-capacity magazines was based on a “legitimate governmental interest in public health and safety.” In their opinion, the justices pointed out that there have been 27 … [Read more...] about Colorado Court of Appeals upholds state’s ban on large-capacity magazines
INSIDE The Court of Appeal is set to look at convicted criminals who are trying to prove their innocence. But when is it on? And what cases will it look at? Here's what we know... When is Inside The Court Of Appeal on TV? This brand new show is a one-off special on ITV. You can catch THIS THURSDAY (August 23, 2018) at 9pm. If you miss it you can watch it on the ITV Hub. It goes up against Keeping Faith on BBC One and Inside Alton Towers on Channel 4. What is Inside The Court Of Appeal about? With extraordinary access to the Court of Appeal, this new documentary aims to provide a close insight into the British legal system as it has never been seen before. The cases which come before some of the highest judges in the land are the last chance for convicted criminals to prove their innocence, or for victims or their relatives to find justice. This documentary takes viewers inside the world of wigs, silks and gowns in the bowels of the historic Royal Courts of Justice, following three … [Read more...] about When is Inside The Court Of Appeal on ITV, who was Sean McHugh and what cases feature on the show?
The appeal of a former Portsmouth police officer convicted in 2016 of killing an unarmed man while responding to a shoplifting report was denied Wednesday for the second time.“Today the Court of Appeals agreed that the conviction of Stephen Rankin was proper in all respects, and we are thankful for this ruling," Commonwealth's Attorney Stephanie Morales said in a statement. "Our team of attorneys sought to uphold the law and seek justice, and we are glad to learn that the Court of Appeals agrees that we did so appropriately."Defense attorneys James Broccoletti and Nicole Belote did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Rankin was sentenced in October 2016 to 2½ years in prison for the April 22, 2015, shooting death of William Chapman II.According to court testimony, Rankin was investigating a shoplifting report that morning when he approached Chapman, 18, outside the Walmart on Frederick Boulevard. An altercation ensued in the parking lot, with some witnesses … [Read more...] about Court of Appeals upholds conviction of former Portsmouth police Officer Stephen Rankin