Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Case Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit was established in 1891 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The court has appellate jurisdiction over courts in the following districts:

Originally the Fifth Circuit also covered district courts in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, but on October 1, 1981, under Public Law 96-452, the courts in these districts were moved under the jurisdiction of the new Eleventh Circuit. Learn about the historic Fifth Circuit courthouse here.

Browse Opinions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


Recent Decisions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
USA v. Jason Bassa
Date: January 24, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50684
Arturo Ochoa-Salgado v. Loretta Lynch
Date: January 24, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60343
USA v. Mark Cleaton
Date: January 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10283
USA v. Kiyuntae Beaudoin
Date: January 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10414
United States v. Collier, II  
Date: January 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30523

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant plead guilty to bankruptcy fraud and then appealed his 34 month sentence. The court agreed with the district court that defendant waived his argument that the district court procedurally erred when it enhanced...

Paula Hollis v. Gregory Hollis, et al
Date: January 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40991
Sonja Henderson v. West Jackson Student Housing, e
Date: January 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60414
Heaney v. Roberts  
Date: January 23, 2017
Docket Numbers: 15-31088, 16-30189

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging, inter alia, violation of his First and Fourth Amendment rights after he was silenced and then ejected at a city council meeting. The court dismissed Councilman Roberts's appeal of the distr...

USA v. Juan Duque-Tinoco
Date: January 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41638
USA v. Juan Duque-Tinoco
Date: January 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41642
USA v. Francisco Estrada
Date: January 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51185
Iruegas-Valdez v. Yates  
Date: January 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60532

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a Mexican national, seeks review of the BIA's affirmance of the IJ's denial of his application for withholding of removal and relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). The court concluded that it lac...

Guideone Elite Insurance Co., et al v. Mount Carme
Date: January 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60915
USA v. Jesus Zuniga-Valencia
Date: January 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10683
Andrew Antony, et al v. United Midwest Savings Ban
Date: January 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20378