686 ABA Journal 5th Circuit Court articles.
Oct 3, 2022 11:44 AM CDT
A federal appeals court has rejected an establishment clause challenge to chaplain-led prayer before court sessions at a justice of the peace court in Texas.
Oct 3, 2022 9:26 AM CDT
A federal appeals court on Friday allowed Texas to enforce a law that generally bans large social media companies from restricting posts based on the viewpoint of the speaker.
Sep 19, 2022 10:39 AM CDT
Ex-officer pleads guilty in Breonna Taylor case
Former Louisville, Kentucky, detective Kelly Goodlett pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge Tuesday for helping falsify an application for a…
Aug 26, 2022 12:12 PM CDT
The lifetime ban on voting for some felons in Mississippi’s 1890 constitution no longer has a racist taint following later changes that added additional crimes to the list, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans has concluded.
Aug 26, 2022 10:10 AM CDT
The ABA has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act, writing in an amicus brief filed Thursday that Congress enacted the statute “under valid constitutional authority and on the basis of an extensive body of evidence and law.”
Aug 19, 2022 9:28 AM CDT
“Whenever I’m writing, I always try to keep the Reavley principles in mind. Even though Judge Reavley wasn’t much interested in grammar, he taught me more about legal writing than anybody else.”
Aug 1, 2022 1:50 AM CDT
Jul 28, 2022 10:34 AM CDT
A federal appeals judge has written a concurrence to her majority opinion to suggest that courts use a cost-benefit analysis in some cases when defendants seek to suppress statements made to police without a Miranda warning.
Jul 27, 2022 8:47 AM CDT
A federal appeals court on Monday ruled that children with disabilities had no standing to challenge a ban on school mask mandates in Texas because they hadn’t shown that a favorable decision would redress their injuries.
Jul 26, 2022 10:07 AM CDT
Jul 22, 2022 10:06 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled for the Biden administration on Thursday when it allowed repeal of the remain-in-Mexico policy for asylum-seekers.
Jun 30, 2022 10:13 AM CDT
A federal appeals court has ruled that a local NAACP chapter and four Black plaintiffs have no standing to pursue a lawsuit alleging that a Mississippi prosecutor showed a pattern of racial bias during jury selection.
Jun 22, 2022 2:10 PM CDT
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans has reversed a federal judge’s refusal to suppress gun evidence a second time after he declared that he doesn’t read 5th Circuit opinions and stuck to his initial decision.
Jun 14, 2022 2:54 PM CDT
Bees can sometimes be considered fish, court says
Bees can be protected under the California Endangered Species Act because they are invertebrates within the law’s definition of fish, the California…
Jun 10, 2022 11:56 AM CDT