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
Valero Marketing & Supply Co. v. M/V Almi Sun  
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30194

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit held that a bunker supplier, having entered into a contract with a bunker trader that later went bankrupt, was not entitled to assert a maritime lien against the vessel that physically received its fuel...

Robert Keys v. Candace Torres, et al
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41518
Rajin Patel v. Texas Tech University, et al
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11234
USA v. Fortino Pimentel-Soto
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11281
USA v. Ismael Villagrana
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11315
USA v. Jonathan Barker
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30741
USA v. Claudio Perez-Miramontes
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41034
USA v. Alberto Chavez-Suarez
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41219
USA v. Juan Martinez-Barrientos
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50727
Fa Wang v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60048
Mohsin Maredia v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60385
Ramiro Ibarra v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-70014
Uranga v. Davis  
Date: June 18, 2018
Docket Number: 15-10290

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit granted respondent's petition for rehearing en banc and withdrew the prior opinion, substituting the following opinion. The court affirmed the district court's denial of petitioner's 28 U.S.C. 2254 app...

Lisa Biron v. Jody Upton, et al
Date: June 18, 2018
Docket Number: 15-10684
USA v. Jose Nava-Martinez
Date: June 18, 2018
Docket Number: 16-10408