5th Circuit Court

521 ABA Journal articles on 5th Circuit Court.

5th Circuit says cash bail system in Texas county is unconstitutional

A federal appeals court has ruled that the cash bail system in Harris County, Texas, violates the due-process and equal-protection rights of poor defendants.

The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit…

Trump nominates 9 to federal court vacancies

Updated: Nine more nominees for federal judgeships were announced Tuesday by the White House.

The newest wave of nominees are:

• Mark Bennett, former attorney general of Hawaii, to…

2 judicial nominees rated as ‘not qualified’ among group of 17 to advance to the Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced to the Senate 17 judicial nominees—including two who received “not qualified” ratings from the ABA’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary.

U.S.…

Supreme Court declines to review controversial Mississippi anti-LGBT law

The U.S. Supreme Court will not review a Mississippi law permitting businesses, county clerks and state judges to deny services to LGBT people on religious freedom grounds, the National…

Is prolific tweeting Texas justice’s social media farewell a thank you for 5th Circuit nomination?

Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett has more than 100,000 Twitter followers on Twitter, but they haven’t seen anything new on the social media platform from the justice since…

Temporary restraining order puts suspension of Cowboys’ Elliott on hold again

A federal court on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order (PDF) that again blocks a six-game suspension imposed against Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott by the National…

5th Circuit vacates injunction blocking suspension of Cowboys’ Elliott

An appeals court on Thursday vacated an injunction blocking Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension imposed by the NFL over domestic violence allegations be vacated and remanded the case…

Prolific tweeting Texas justice is among 4 nominees for the 5th Circuit

A prolific tweeting Texas Supreme Court justice who appeared on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court shortlist is among four new nominees to the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court…

5th Circuit tosses challenge to Mississippi’s controversial religious freedom law

A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that LGBT activists and other plaintiffs don’t have standing to challenge a controversial Mississippi law that allows businesses to deny marriage-related services to…

5th Circuit upholds fine for lawyer who refused judge’s request for a yes-or-no answer

A federal judge didn’t abuse his discretion when he imposed a $500 fine on an assistant public defender who refused to give a yes-or-no answer.

The New Orleans-based 5th U.S.…

5th Circuit tosses challenge to Texas law banning the harboring of immigrants here illegally

Citing a lack of standing by the plaintiffs, a federal appeals court on Thursday dismissed a challenge to a Texas law that makes it a felony to harbor or conceal…

DOJ tells judge it doesn’t object to injunction blocking Obama policy on transgender restrooms

A day after Jeff Sessions was sworn in as U.S. attorney general, the Justice Department indicated possible disagreement with the Obama administration’s directive telling public schools to allow transgender students…

Appeals courts are dismantling stricter voter ID laws

The rulings came quickly this past summer in a steady drumbeat that pleased progressives and disappointed conservatives.

Chemerinsky: Is court delaying some oral arguments in hopes of 9th justice?
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to begin its second month of oral arguments, which start Monday, Oct. 31, the effect of the court having only eight justices is clearly evident.

Federal judge is tossed from two cases for repeated failure to rule on pending motions

A federal appeals court has removed a Mississippi federal judge from two cases because of repeated delays in ruling on motions.

In the first case, the New Orleans-based 5th U.S.…

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