5th Circuit Court
585 ABA Journal 5th Circuit Court articles.
The federal government is opposing a Texas immigration lawyer’s request for an injunction to prevent warrantless border searches of his electronic devices.
Jul 28, 2020 3:30 PM CDT
The FBI announced Wednesday that it has evidence linking the prime suspect in the killing of a federal judge’s son to the slaying of a rival men’s rights lawyer in California.
Jul 22, 2020 3:46 PM CDT
A Texas judge who was wrongfully convicted can only sue one of the four prosecutors she named in a lawsuit, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Jul 10, 2020 10:59 AM CDT
The U.S. Department of Justice is arguing that the Affordable Care Act must be struck down in its entirety because of Congress’ decision to lower the tax penalty to zero for failure to carry health insurance.
Jun 29, 2020 4:48 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a restrictive Louisiana abortion law in a closely watched case on Monday. A concurrence by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. provided the fifth vote to strike down the Louisiana law, which requires doctors at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
Jun 29, 2020 9:30 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an emergency application to allow all voters in Texas to use mail-in ballots.
Jun 29, 2020 9:28 AM CDT
With the confirmation Wednesday of Cory Wilson to a federal appeals court, President Donald Trump has appointed 200 federal judges.
Jun 25, 2020 9:57 AM CDT
DC protesters sue over their ouster from Lafayette Square
Protesters and Black Lives Matter D.C. allege in a lawsuit that their ouster from Lafayette Square on June 1 violated their…
Jun 5, 2020 2:38 PM CDT
George Floyd’s death by a Minneapolis police officer has raised debate on qualified immunity for police misconduct. The doctrine allows police to escape civil liability for violating a person’s rights under Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act.
Jun 2, 2020 11:18 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request Thursday by inmates in a Texas geriatric prison who alleged inadequate efforts to contain the novel coronavirus.
May 15, 2020 9:40 AM CDT
“The coronavirus is exposing the dangers of being a gig worker—you have no benefits, no health care, and no one to one to speak for you,” says lawyer Michael P. Maslanka, a labor and employment law expert in Texas. “I think this crisis is so severe that it will change the mindsets of the people, and when the mindsets of the people change, laws change.”
May 12, 2020 8:00 AM CDT
A Texas law firm has to comply with an Internal Revenue Service summons seeking information about any clients that created overseas accounts and entities, according to a federal appeals court.
Apr 28, 2020 2:34 PM CDT
Prosecutors in New Orleans aren’t entitled to dismissal of a lawsuit claiming that they issued fake subpoenas to pressure crime victims and witnesses to meet with them.
Apr 24, 2020 11:14 AM CDT
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans reinstated a ban Monday on medication abortions in Texas under the governor’s order banning nonessential surgeries during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Apr 21, 2020 10:18 AM CDT
Abortion providers in Texas have withdrawn a Supreme Court application to allow medication abortions to continue in the state after a federal appeals court granted the relief that they sought.
Apr 15, 2020 9:54 AM CDT
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