6th Circuit Court of Appeals

Politics
8:52 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Court order upholds Ohio's 35-day early voting period; Secretary of State plans appeal

Ohio’s 35 day period of early voting – beginning next Tuesday - will remain in effect after a three-judge panel of the Cincinnati-based Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the state of Ohio’s appeal Wednesday.

But Secretary of State Jon Husted said Wednesday he will ask the full 15-member federal appeals court to hear the state’s appeal of the decision. Time is running out for that, though, with early voting set to start in five days.

It is not yet clear whether the full appeals court will agree to hear the state’s appeal.

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Same-sex marriage
8:40 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Federal appeals judges mull over same sex arguments

John Bradford (in wedding dress) and his partner Matt Morris (in top hat) say they will get married when Kentucky allows it.
Ann Thompson WVXU

It's a waiting game now as judges in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals mull over arguments to both overturn and uphold federal decisions in same sex marriage cases. They involve decisions in four states including Ohio and Kentucky.

Nobody knows how or when the court will rule. Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Michigan want cases overturned that grant the right to marry, recognize out of state marriages and allow same-sex parents on birth certificates and partners on death certificates.

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
2:30 am
Tue August 5, 2014

The latest on Wednesday's federal appeals court arguments on five same-sex marriage cases

    A federal appeals court in Cincinnati will hear arguments Wednesday on five same-sex marriage cases that could possibly provide the foundation for a landmark opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court. The cases Wednesday involved Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. Same-sex marriage has been legalized in nineteen states and the District of Columbia. WVXU'’s Ann Thompson joins us for the latest on the story.

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early voting
5:05 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Cincinnati court reinstates early voting for 3 days before election

File photo of a Norwood polling location
WVXU

A major court ruling Friday declares that Ohio may not ban early in-person voting on the three days just before election day itself.

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