5th Circuit Court
601 ABA Journal 5th Circuit Court articles.
Sensing technology detects football contraband tossed into prison
Footballs and packages tossed into a Mississippi prison yard early Monday morning contained cellphones, marijuana, cigars and barbecue chicken wings. Officials at…
Dec 11, 2020 4:17 PM CST
Federal prisoner Brandon Bernard was executed in Indiana on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stay his execution. Bernard apologized for his role in the deaths of two youth ministers in Texas in 1999. He was 18 at the time of the crime.
Dec 11, 2020 9:41 AM CST
The country’s oldest sitting federal judge, Thomas Reavley of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Louisiana, has died at age 99.
Dec 3, 2020 10:25 AM CST
Lawyer Sidney Powell, who promised to “release the kraken” in lawsuits challenging election results, got a jump-start on her career, earning her college diploma in less than two years and becoming a federal prosecutor at a young age.
Dec 1, 2020 10:21 AM CST
Medicaid patients don’t have a right to sue over a state’s decision to end Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood, the en banc 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans ruled Monday.
Nov 25, 2020 11:13 AM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a request by two older inmates at a Texas geriatric prison to reinstate a judge’s order requiring COVID-19 safety measures.
Nov 17, 2020 9:50 AM CST
Prison officials don’t have qualified immunity from a lawsuit by an inmate who claims that he was held in a cell covered in “massive amounts” of feces, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in a per curiam opinion
Nov 2, 2020 3:04 PM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday vacated a decision allowing a Louisiana police officer to sue the organizer of a Black Lives Matter protest for a serious injury caused when a different protester threw a heavy object.
Nov 2, 2020 1:15 PM CST
Judge Don Willett of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans has made clear his distaste for the most common second-trimester abortion procedure in a dissent
filed last week.
Oct 26, 2020 3:05 PM CDT
Liberal groups are running ads warning that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett will vote to overturn the Affordable Care Act if she is confirmed to the Supreme Court. What are her views on the subject?
Sep 29, 2020 11:26 AM CDT
Facebook, militia groups and Kyle Rittenhouse sued
The partner of Anthony Huber, a man killed in Kenosha, Wisconsin, protests, is among four plaintiffs suing Facebook, militia groups and Kyle Rittenhouse,…
Sep 24, 2020 3:49 PM CDT
Three Republican senators are among 20 lawyers added to President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court short list, which was released Wednesday.
Sep 10, 2020 10:58 AM CDT
There now have been six instances in which the U.S. Supreme Court has dealt with issues concerning COVID-19 and the election process. The court repeatedly has made clear that it does not want the federal courts changing the rules of an election, even when necessary to protect the right to vote in a pandemic.
Sep 2, 2020 10:18 AM CDT
A Texas district attorney did not violate the First Amendment when he fired the coordinator of his crime victims unit because of political disagreements, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans has ruled.
Aug 31, 2020 9:47 AM CDT
An analysis of qualified immunity cases in federal appeals courts shows significant disparities in grants of qualified immunity to police officers in excessive force cases.
Aug 25, 2020 12:17 PM CDT
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