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
Chavez v. Plan Benefit Services
Date: July 15, 2024
Docket Number: 22-50368
USA v. Campos
Date: July 15, 2024
Docket Number: 23-11033
USA v. Andrews
Date: July 15, 2024
Docket Number: 23-20415
Bardell v. Jefferson Prsh Sch Bd
Date: July 15, 2024
Docket Number: 23-30223
USA v. Coffey
Date: July 15, 2024
Docket Number: 23-30652
USA v. Okunoghae
Date: July 15, 2024
Docket Number: 23-40382
USA v. Jean  
Date: July 15, 2024
Docket Number: 23-40463

Justia Opinion Summary: Joel Francois Jean was incarcerated in Texas since 2009 after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking offense. At…

USA v. Rodriguez
Date: July 15, 2024
Docket Number: 23-50433
USA v. Niavez
Date: July 15, 2024
Docket Number: 23-50596
USA v. Gonsalez-Fernandez
Date: July 15, 2024
Docket Number: 23-50815
Xu v. Garland
Date: July 15, 2024
Docket Number: 23-60554
Chiwanga v. Garland
Date: July 15, 2024
Docket Number: 23-60604
USA v. Suzuki
Date: July 15, 2024
Docket Number: 23-60640
Bonner v. Collier
Date: July 15, 2024
Docket Number: 24-50229
USA v. Villanueva-Rivera
Date: July 12, 2024
Docket Number: 23-11078

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