5th Circuit Court
593 ABA Journal 5th Circuit Court articles.
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
FBI lawyer accused of altering email in Russia probe
An information filed Friday accuses FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith of changing an email used in 2017 to justify continued surveillance…
Aug 14, 2020 5:01 PM CDT
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
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