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. Kenneth Sanchez
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11298
USA v. Jose Zuniga
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20127
Richard Plummer v. J. Willis, Warden
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50931
USA v. Shawntae Fairley
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60812
USA v. David Nino-Flores
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10144
United States v. Calton  
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Numbers: 15-10874, 17-10541

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of defendant's motion for two sentence reductions under 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(2) based on Amendment 782 of the Sentencing Guidelines. The court held that no jurisdiction...

PlainsCapital Bank v. Keller Independent School Di
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11802
Winfrey v. San Jacinto County  
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20702

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied a petition for rehearing and a petition for rehearing en banc. The court withdrew its prior opinion and substituted this opinion. The modifications to the original opinion were minor and did not...

USA v. Jose Vega-Zapata
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41219
USA v. Theresa Calton
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10541
USA v. Martavious Keys
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10746
USA v. James Gipson
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10753
USA v. Marquis Streaty
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11088
USA v. Daniel Vela
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11363
Royal Robinson v. Augustus Corbett, et al
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11483