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
SED Holdings v. TM Prop Solutions, et al
Date: July 27, 2021
Docket Number: 19-20841
Hobbs, et al v. EVO, et al
Date: July 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20213
Drake v. Spring Indep Sch Dist
Date: July 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20376
Prim v. Deputy Stein  
Date: July 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20387

Justia Opinion Summary: The Prims attended a concert at the Pavilion after consuming wine and consumed more wine during the concert. After the concert, Janet, who suffers from MS, was “stumbling" and unstable. A Pavilion employee called for a...

USA v. Mixon
Date: July 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-51019
USA v. Hernandez-Colunga
Date: July 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40077
USA v. Rangel
Date: July 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40182
Fulton v. Untd Airlines, et al
Date: July 26, 2021
Docket Number: 19-20140
Harbor Healthcare System, LP v. United States  
Date: July 26, 2021
Docket Number: 19-20624

Justia Opinion Summary: Harbor filed a pre-indictment motion under Rule 41(g) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, seeking return of documents seized by the United States in five searches of Harbor locations and offices. The district cou...

Dugas v. Scott, et al
Date: July 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20210
Harvey v. Paxton
Date: July 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20359
USA v. Gibson
Date: July 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-51036
USA v. Moon
Date: July 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-51057
Singh v. Garland
Date: July 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60368
United States v. Sharp  
Date: July 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60437

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for fifteen counts related to his numerous drug trafficking and gun crimes arising out of three separate incidents. The court affirmed the denial of defendant's suppressi...