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
Matthew Heslep v. Rick Thaler, et al
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20686
USA v. Jose Hernandez
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41123
Tomas Vizcarra v. Kenneth Reagans, Warden
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50522
USA v. Jose Zavala-Bonilla
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50882
Esteban Poscual-Jimenez v. Jeff Sessions
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60550
Alcoa v. NLRB  
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60848

Justia Opinion Summary: The Companies petitioned for review of the Board's determination that they constitute a single employer and that the single-employer doctrine can be used to hold them liable under Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Re...

Erick Ramos-Hernandez v. Jeff Sessions
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60874
USA v. William Frye
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30497
United States v. Massey  
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40041

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. On appeal, defendant argued that the evidence was insufficient to convict him of violating 18 U.S.C. 922(g). The court concluded that defendant's i...

USA v. Juan Nunez
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40206
USA v. Miguel Imboden-Vallejo
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40866
Rusty Holloway v. Lamar County, et al
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60406
Ruiz v. Stephens  
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 11-70011

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted and sentenced to death for murder for remuneration. In this appeal, petitioner claimed that the court erred in determining that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals had denied his Wiggins claims o...

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