5th Circuit Court
610 ABA Journal 5th Circuit Court articles.
A case challenging a federal law giving Indian tribes preference in Native American adoptions could wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court, after a federal appeals court issued a fractured, 325-page en banc opinion Tuesday.
Apr 8, 2021 12:32 PM CDT
Judge admonished for impatience, guilt remark
A California judge has been admonished for a “display of impatience and irritation” and a remark about an acquitted defendant’s guilt. Judge Patrick E.…
Apr 6, 2021 4:14 PM CDT
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago has ruled that a balancing test should still be used to evaluate abortion restrictions, creating a clear circuit split on the issue.
Mar 16, 2021 10:42 AM CDT
A federal appeals court has sanctioned Perkins Coie attorneys who represent Democratic groups for a “redundant and misleading” motion in election litigation.
Mar 15, 2021 3:23 PM CDT
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans has granted an en banc rehearing in a case in which the judge who wrote the majority opinion took umbrage at a dissenter’s quotation from Macbeth
Mar 11, 2021 10:07 AM CST
Officers who fired stun guns at a man who had doused himself with gasoline are protected by qualified immunity in a suit by his widow and children, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Mar 3, 2021 11:55 AM CST
A family court judge in Texas, who refused to support a favored judicial candidate, was a policymaking and confidential employee who wasn’t eligible for First Amendment protection from firing, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Feb 3, 2021 10:07 AM CST
A federal appeals court has revived a plaintiff’s bias claim and removed U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes of the Southern District of Texas from her case, citing remarks and actions indicating that he had prejudged the case.
Feb 2, 2021 11:42 AM CST
A private prison company accused of forcing immigrant detainees to work for no more than $2 per day is not exempt from a ban on forced labor, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Jan 22, 2021 9:31 AM CST
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
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