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
Jeffrey Westbrook v. David Doughty, et al
Date: December 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40282
Norvin Lopez-Lezama v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: December 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60743
Ronnie Allen v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: December 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10093
Paul Butts v. Marcus Martin, et al
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41640
USA v. Cleto Tarin, et al
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11221
USA v. Francisco Gonzales
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11292
Steven Strong, et al v. Bank of America, et al
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11346
USA v. Jack Gossett
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11607
USA v. Melissa Veatch
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11730
USA v. Sidronio Castillo-Olascuaga
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11807
Cooper Industries, Limited, et al v. National Unio
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20539
USA v. Alan Leschyshyn
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20738
Robert Back v. TDCJ-CID, et al
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41207
United States v. Thomas  
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41264

Justia Opinion Summary: 18 U.S.C. 1030(a)(5)(A) prohibits intentionally damaging a computer system when there was no permission to engage in that particular act of damage. The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of knowingly causing t...

USA v. Othon Robledo-Cruz
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40248