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
Rolando Ruiz v. William Stephens, Director
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 11-70011
USA v. Jesus Maldonado-Landaverde
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-10626
USA v. Amilcar Linares-Mazariego
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11187
USA v. Rosalino Salgado
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11227
USA v. Bryan Lemaster
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11299
USA v. Andre McDaniels
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20557
Matthew Heslep v. Rick Thaler, et al
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20686
USA v. Silverio Gatica-Chavez
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-40204
USA v. Joel Velasquez-Rios
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41517
USA v. Catalino Escobar
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41619
USA v. Raul Saucedo, Jr.
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41701
USA v. Jose Valle-Ramirez
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41719
Maria Barraza, et al v. Jeff Sessions
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60574
USA v. Raphael Garcia, Jr.
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10072
USA v. Kerry Lewis, Jr.
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10115