There is a Sixth Circuit blog that I wanted to pass along. It is authored by Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP. Here is the link.
Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog
The Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog discusses news about and opinions issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit with an emphasis on cases pertaining to business interests. It also includes an En Banc Watch and features guest bloggers on occasion, as well as interviews with Sixth Circuit judges.
One of the more recent posts is about the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. This Act gives the Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate tobacco and advertising marketing. Specifically, the Act provides that beginning in Fall 2012, cigarette packaging will include graphic color images of harmful smoking effects. The plaintiffs are various tobacco companies and are arguing that the mandatory color photos violate their Free Speech Rights under the First Amendment. The parties just completed oral arguments on this issue. Keep an eye on this blog for regular updates to this potentially powerful law.
The blog also keeps its readers up to date with the recent Sixth Circuit decision affirming the constitutionality of the Health Care Reform. The Sixth Circuit was the first circuit to rule on the constitutionality of the Health Care Act. The most recent post informs the readers that the plaintiffs have filed a petition for a Writ of Certiorari in the United States Supreme Court.
Take a look at the blog, and I think you will find it helpful.