Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

The US 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 US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


Recent Decisions From the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
USA v. Juan Pasillas
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11770
David McCallister v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-50233
USA v. Francisco Vega-Chaparro
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-51176
USA v. Celso Perez-Hernandez
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-51465
Ivette Garcia-Rojas v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60710
Claudia Garcia Rojas v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60719
USA v. Frank Owens, Jr., et al
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60741
King v. Davis  
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-70018

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of habeas relief to petitioner after he was convicted of the capital murder of James Byrd and sentenced to death. Byrd's dismembered body was found by Jasper police...

USA v. Lakeith Offord
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10102
USA v. Drew Windsor
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10115
Chaz Rodgers v. Lancaster Police & Fire Dept, et a
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10250
USA v. Jace Martin
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10346
USA v. Edward Longoria
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10394
USA v. Jonathon Herrera
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10582
USA v. Bret Broussard
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30298