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. Rodolfo Saldana-Cordero
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20061
O'Daniel v. Industrial Service Solutions  
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30136

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff's complaint against her former employers, alleging that she was fired because of her sexual orientation (heterosexual) and Defendant Huber's reaction to plaintiff's p...

United States v. Clay  
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-60538

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of petitioner's successive 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion for habeas relief. The court held that a prisoner bringing a successive section 2255 petition must show that it is "...

USA v. Harlan Hill
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10756
USA v. Douglas Hammonds
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11131
USA v. Manuel Salas-Perez
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11207
USA v. Orlando Sanchez-Vasquez
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11303
USA v. Kenneth Hoyle
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20409
Korey Rychorcewicz v. Welltec, Incorporated
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20603
Moore v. Tangipahoa Parish School Board  
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30115

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose from the district court's 2017 decision to grant "provisional" unitary status to the school system in the area of facilities. The district court set a two-year year probationary period, during which it...

Claimant ID 100081155 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30268
Claimant ID 100081155 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30269
Claimant ID 100081155 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30270
Claimant ID 100081155 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30271
Claimant ID 100081155 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30281