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. Francisco Pena, Jr.
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11329
USA v. Jason Bennett
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50991
Rebekah Gee, et al
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30353
JCB, Inc. v. The Horsburgh & Scott Co.  
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 17-51023

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USA v. Walter Viera
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10707
Robert Brown v. Robert Wilkie, Secretary, U.S., et
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11107
USA v. Kinney Palmer
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11250
USA v. Eduardo Martinez-Paz
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11263
USA v. Brian King, Jr.
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11468
USA v. Lavorice Cunningham
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11621
Educational Financial Service v. Stephanie Henry
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20809
John Harvey v. Caesars Entrtnmt Oprt Co, Inc., et
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60520
USA v. Cicily Loya
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10207
USA v. Kendell Jackson
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10211
Mamadou Ndom v. Kevin McAleenan, Acting Secy, et a
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10219