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
Frederick Bodison v. T. Werlich
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 15-30232
Romero v. Grapevine, Texas,  
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10083

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of a motion to dismiss plaintiff's claims against the City and Eddie Salame, Chief of the Grapevine Police Department (GPD). The court also affirmed the district cour...

USA v. Jose Garcia
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10552
USA v. Victor Castillo
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10633
USA v. Jose Villanueva-Cardenas
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11137
Lawrence Higgins v. Richard Morris, et al
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20134
David Marx v. Louisiana State Police, et al
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30290
USA v. Jesus Munoz-Rivera
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50692
Patricia Tejada-Jimenez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60065
Berta Erazo-Aguilar v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60123
USA v. Davian Wilson
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60197
Jedidiah Murphy v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-70007
Fredrick Ward v. Pierre Jorden, et al
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60682
USA v. Freddy Cantu, Jr.
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10975
USA v. Raymond Sanchez Lopez
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11043