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. Damoni Owens
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 15-11045
Sealed Appellee v. Sealed Appellant
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50092
USA v. Ruben Rangel-Vargas
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11267
Mejia v. Davis  
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41137

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit vacated the district court's grant of habeas corpus ordering petitioner to be retried for killing the victim in a bar fight. The court held that the federal court failed to defer to the state court's re...

United States v. Fuentes  
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50407

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's five year sentence, imposed after the revocation of defendant's supervised release. The court held that it was not plain that under existing law the statutory maximum revoc...

USA v. Adrian Pineda-Orozco
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50867
Edgar Bran-Garrido v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60641
Ibukun Washington v. Michael Mackey, et al
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10039
USA v. Pedro Orozco
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10103
USA v. Samuel Campos
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10356
Bruce Alexander v. Donald Trump, et al
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30616
USA v. Raul Arreola-Marron
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40134
USA v. Jeffrey Parker
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40304
USA v. Jose Chang-Ramos
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50218
USA v. Adrian Gomez-Ureaba
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 15-10670