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. Senegal
Date: September 30, 2022
Docket Number: 19-40930
Bond v. Nueces Cty, et al
Date: September 30, 2022
Docket Number: 20-40050
Ruiz-Perez v. Garland  
Date: September 30, 2022
Docket Number: 20-61133

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner petitioned for review of a decision that she is ineligible to have her removal order canceled. The Fifth Circuit denied Petitioner’s petition. The court explained that Petitioner is ineligible for any relief…

Crane v. City of Arlington  
Date: September 30, 2022
Docket Number: 21-10644

Justia Opinion Summary: Tavis Crane’s estate and the passengers of Crane’s car sued Arlington Police Officer (Officer) and the City of Arlington for the use of excessive force during a traffic stop in violation of the Fourth Amendment. The…

Denning v. Bond Pharmacy  
Date: September 30, 2022
Docket Number: 21-30534

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff began receiving prescription medication administered through a pain pump and filled by AIS Healthcare (“AIS”). In 2021, she discovered that AIS was billing her insurer at a rate of $120 per day for allegedly…

US Inventor v. Vidal
Date: September 30, 2022
Docket Number: 21-40601
USA v. Cordova-Espinoza  
Date: September 30, 2022
Docket Number: 21-50518

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed the district court’s denial of a motion to suppress evidence obtained by federal agents after a hotel manager opened the door to a room containing Defendant. Defendant moved to suppress the fruits of…

USA v. Rodriguez
Date: September 30, 2022
Docket Number: 21-51209
Gau v. Garland
Date: September 30, 2022
Docket Number: 21-60552
McInnis v. Liberty Mutual
Date: September 30, 2022
Docket Number: 22-30022
Leone v. School Board of Caddo Parish
Date: September 30, 2022
Docket Number: 22-30115
Brown v. Alixa-RX
Date: September 30, 2022
Docket Number: 22-40160
USA v. Munoz
Date: September 30, 2022
Docket Number: 22-50047
Guillen-Perez v. Garland
Date: September 30, 2022
Docket Number: 22-60108
Cuxum Sis v. Garland
Date: September 30, 2022
Docket Number: 22-60134