5th Circuit Court
642 ABA Journal 5th Circuit Court articles.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear two challenges to the Texas abortion law on an expedited basis and set oral arguments for Nov. 1.
Oct 22, 2021 2:26 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court signaled Monday that it could resolve challenges to the Texas abortion law on a speedy schedule.
Oct 19, 2021 9:39 AM CDT
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans has once again kept Texas’ restrictive abortion law in effect—this time with a preliminary injunction pending an appeal.
Oct 15, 2021 9:49 AM CDT
A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily revived Texas’ restrictive abortion law, raising the possibility that abortion providers could be sued for any procedures performed in a two-day window when the law was blocked.
Oct 11, 2021 9:25 AM CDT
Crime victims don’t have standing to sue over alleged prosecutorial misconduct if they aren’t facing prosecution, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a substituted opinion.
Oct 8, 2021 11:40 AM CDT
Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging that his predecessor’s office used fake subpoenas to pressure victims and witnesses to privately meet with prosecutors.
Oct 7, 2021 1:54 PM CDT
Texas abortion clinics seek SCOTUS review
Abortion providers in Texas asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to consider whether their lawsuit challenging the state’s restrictive law can go forward.…
Sep 24, 2021 3:50 PM CDT
The ABA filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday that asks justices to uphold Roe v. Wade
and adhere to its precedent recognizing the right to an abortion prior to the viability of the fetus when it hears a case scheduled for the October term.
Sep 20, 2021 4:40 PM CDT
Three cert petitions ask the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that federal law enforcement officers and those who serve with them on joint task forces were not entitled to absolute immunity for violating constitutional rights of three people.
Sep 14, 2021 12:54 PM CDT
Police officers in Colorado Springs, Colorado, violated the Fourth Amendment rights of a drug suspect when they erected a pole camera to record video of his partly fenced property for three months without obtaining a warrant, the Colorado Supreme Court has ruled.
Sep 14, 2021 11:02 AM CDT
President Joe Biden’s plan to require businesses with more than 100 workers to require vaccinations or testing relies on a little-used provision of a 1970 law.
Sep 13, 2021 4:18 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday evening agreed to consider a Texas inmate’s request to have a Baptist pastor lay hands on him and pray out loud during his execution.
Sep 9, 2021 10:09 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday officially denied an emergency request from abortion providers to block a controversial Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks, before many women know that they are pregnant.
Sep 2, 2021 10:19 AM CDT
The State Bar of Texas is facing a new lawsuit claiming that it has continued to require lawyers to join and pay dues, despite a recent federal appeals court ruling finding that the practice violated their First Amendment rights.
Sep 1, 2021 3:43 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court failed to take action on an emergency application to block Texas’ near-total ban on abortions, allowing the most restrictive abortion law in the country to go into effect Wednesday.
Sep 1, 2021 9:34 AM CDT
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