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. Jaquentez Myers
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11103
EEOC v. Bass Pro Outdoor World, L.L.C., et al
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20078
Rufina Samayoa-Gonzalez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60886
USA v. Manuel Lopez-Martinez
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10816
Derlon Crain v. State Health & Hospital Dept., et
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30247
Stacy Lebeouf v. Bain Manning
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30531
Claimant ID 100001528 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30842
United States v. Broca-Martinez  
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40817

Justia Opinion Summary: The court affirmed the denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence obtained from an initial stop, holding that a state computer database indication of insurance status may establish reasonable suspicion when the of...

Carla Frew, et al v. Thomas Suehs, et al
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 14-41232
Mayford Davis, Jr. v. Catherine Zellers, et al
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11201
USA v. Tori Aldridge
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20445
USA v. Vincent Aldridge
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20446
USA v. Jaime Retana-Lerman
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50190
Rufina Samayoa-Gonzalez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60886
Chamberlin v. Fisher, Commissioner  
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-70012

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury convicted Lisa Jo Chamberlin of two counts of capital murder and sentenced her to death, the district court granted habeas relief on the ground that the state court erred in finding that there was no racial...