5th Circuit Court
568 ABA Journal 5th Circuit Court articles.
US News’ ranking methodology is the cheese for law school rat race, report says
The U.S. News & World Report’s annual law school rankings rely on categories including law school…
Mar 24, 2020 4:45 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.
Mar 2, 2020 1:55 PM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the family of a Mexican teen fatally shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent can’t sue for damages over the cross-border shooting.
Feb 25, 2020 12:01 PM CST
The Louisiana-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has withdrawn a July opinion finding a Mississippi sheriffs' deputy could be liable for dropping a mentally disabled man at the county border, where he was later struck and killed by a car.
Feb 24, 2020 11:50 AM CST
For the second time in a little more than two months’ time, a federal appeals court has blocked a Mississippi law restricting abortion.
Feb 21, 2020 11:18 AM CST
Every abortion case that reaches the U.S. Supreme Court has high stakes. The case that the justices will hear on March 4 is all the more momentous because of recent changes on the court.
Feb 20, 2020 1:05 PM CST
An appeals court has withdrawn an opinion in which a Trump judicial appointee added a footnote criticizing a Mississippi lawyer for appearing to appeal to gay prejudice.
Feb 20, 2020 9:56 AM CST
A Trump judicial appointee on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans is getting noticed for a footnote in which he took a stand against homophobic legal arguments.
Feb 10, 2020 1:12 PM CST
The abortion cases being heard March 4 are are the first to come before the court since Justices Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh have joined the bench. The decisions in these cases may signal the future of abortion rights in the United States.
Jan 29, 2020 6:30 AM CST
A federal appeals court has refused to refer to a transgender inmate by her preferred female pronouns and rejected her request to change court records to reflect her new name.
Jan 22, 2020 12:06 PM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to grant fast-track review to a new constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act, making it unlikely that the case will be decided before the 2020 presidential election.
Jan 21, 2020 11:13 AM CST
The Trump administration can now tap $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Jan 10, 2020 11:07 AM CST
More than 200 members of Congress filed an amicus brief Thursday that encouraged the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider and possibly overrule Roe v. Wade
when it decides a case on a restrictive Louisiana abortion law.
Jan 6, 2020 3:27 PM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court has multiple high-profile cases on its docket this term, including cases to be argued in early 2020 on state aid to religion, abortion and President Donald Trump’s desire to shield his personal finances from government subpoenas.
Jan 2, 2020 9:37 AM CST
A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate requiring Americans to maintain health insurance coverage.
Dec 19, 2019 12:22 PM CST
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