Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit was established in 1891 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The court has appellate jurisdiction over courts in the following districts:

President William Howard Taft was once a sitting judge on the court, the only person to have also held the position of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and President of the United States.

Browse Opinions From the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


Recent Decisions From the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States v. John Guzman
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5282
United States v. Jeremy Brown
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5718
United States v. Davon Kemp
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1126
Ronald Martin v. Randall Haas
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2086
New Products Corp. v. Thomas Tibble
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2258
Bickham v. Winn  
Date: April 23, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2174

Justia Opinion Summary: As voir dire was about to commence at Bickham’s state court trial, officers cleared the public from the courtroom. Bickham’s counsel objected, citing Presley v. Georgia (2010), which established that a defendant’s Sixth...

Michelle Bailey v. Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.
Date: April 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2158
United States v. Reid  
Date: April 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5451

Justia Opinion Summary: Reid pleaded guilty to conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine. The court calculated Reid’s guidelines range as 151-188 months and sentenced him to 170 months’ imprisonment. Reid’s sentence was later reduced to 145 mon...

Alfred Sheffield v. Sherry Burt
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2468
Key Safety Sys., Inc. v. AIG Specialty Ins. Co.
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1934
Sandra Pletos v. Makower Abatte Guerra Wegner Vollmer
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2188
Eugene Bulso, Jr. v. Thomas O'Shea
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5271
Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio v. Himes  
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4027

Justia Opinion Summary: Enacted in 2016, Ohio Revised Code 3701.034 requires the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to ensure that all funds it receives through six non-abortion-related federal health programs are not used to contract with any ent...

Jennifer Serrano v. Elaine Duke
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1939
United States v. George Rafidi
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3203