5th Circuit Court

Trials and Litigation

After $35M Chadbourne settlement, second law firm faces litigation over Stanford Ponzi scheme

Criminal Justice

5 ex-police officers admit guilt, get greatly reduced sentences in Katrina bridge-slayings plea deal

First Amendment

Lawyer who spoke out after fellow lawyer shot himself during trial gets suspension overturned

Law Firms

Texas immunity law protects BigLaw firms that represented Ponzi schemer, 5th Circuit rules

Constitutional Law

Supreme Court blocks enforcement of Louisiana abortion clinic restrictions

Constitutional Law

5th Circuit allows Louisiana abortion law to take effect; three of state’s four clinics could close

Legal Ethics

Reprimand of federal judge for conduct toward court worker ‘far too lenient,’ lawyer says in appeal

Death Penalty

As execution looms, appellate lawyers fight client’s effort to get new counsel and seek clemency

Immigration Law

5th Circuit upholds injunction blocking Obama’s executive action on immigration

Trials & Litigation

‘Angola Three’ prisoner to be tried a third time in guard’s death, despite district judge’s order

First Amendment

Student suspended for posting rap song loses appeal; court sees blurred lines in Internet age

Criminal Justice

Anonymous ‘cyberbullying’ by prosecutors deprived cops of fair trial, 5th Circuit says

Civil Rights

5th Circuit says strict Texas voter ID law violates Voting Rights Act


Process server criminally charged for ‘slapped’ lawsuit gets civil rights case OK

Court Security

Jury convicts ‘sovereign citizen’ of filing false liens against federal judge and prosecutor

White-Collar Crime

Ex-judge gets 2 years in bribery case, lawyer gets 1 year

Immigration Law

Former employee stole 2 lawyers’ identities to defraud immigrants, says indictment

Labor & Employment

5th Circuit: Feds must pay $500K in attorney fees to defendant company for bad faith in FLSA case

Criminal Justice

Feds arrest 243 in record $712M health care billing-fraud bust

Constitutional Law

Res judicata dooms challenge to surgical center provision of Texas abortion law, 5th Circuit says