2 posts categorized "Sixth Circuit"

Voting Rights in Flux in the Buckeye and Lone Star States

Posted by Zukerman on Thursday, September 13, 2012

Federal courts in Texas and Ohio have rolled back restrictions on voting rights put in place by state lawmakers, marking another development in the battle between the federal government and the states over who can vote and when. In Texas, Gov. Rick Perry recently signed a bill requiring voters to... Continue reading "Voting Rights in Flux in the Buckeye and Lone Star States" …

Sixth Circuit Reverses Sentence Due to Violation of Ex Post Facto Clause

Posted by Zukerman on Friday, August 10, 2012

A recent U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision offers two important lessons: (1) A defendant cannot be sentenced in federal court under Sentencing Guidelines that became effective between the time of his illegal conduct and his sentencing date; and (2) Bleaching $5 bills and using a copier to turn... Continue reading "Sixth Circuit Reverses Sentence Due to Violation of Ex Post Facto Clause" …