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Encyclopedia > Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the following United States District Courts:

  • Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Louisiana
  • Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas

The court is based at the John Minor Wisdom U.S. Courthouse in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Prior to the creation of the Eleventh Circuit on October 14, 1980 under the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Reorganization Act, the Fifth Circuit also included Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Until March 31, 1982, the Fifth Circuit also had jurisdiction over the Panama Canal Zone.


Judges

The judges on the court are (as of December 16, 2004):

(Here circuit judges and senior circuit judges are listed in order of seniority.)


Two judgeships are vacant.


The Fifth Circuit Four

During the late 1950s, Chief Judge Elbert Tuttle and his three colleagues John Minor Wisdom, John Brown, and Richard Rives became known as the "Fifth Circuit Four" (or simply "The Four") for decisions crucial in advancing the civil rights of African-Americans; in this they were opposed by Ben Cameron.


External links

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/)
  • Recent opinions from FindLaw (http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=5th&navby=year&year=recent)
  • Federal Judicial Center (http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf/usca_05_frm?OpenFrameSet)

  Results from FactBites:
 
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1131 words)
The court is composed of seventeen active judges and is based at the John Minor Wisdom U.S. Courthouse in New Orleans, Louisiana.
This court was created by the Evarts Act on June 16, 1891, which moved the circuit judges and appellate jurisdiction from the Circuit Courts of the Fifth Circuit to this court.
^ Pardee was appointed as a circuit judge for the Fifth Circuit in 1881 by James A. Garfield.
Texas Litigation Timeline - ABA (1432 words)
The Plaintiffs appealed the District Court's decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals remanded the case to the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Texas, Austin Division.
A three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Texas IOLTA program violates the Fifth Amendment and reversed and remanded the case to the district court for the entry of prospective declaratory and injunctive relief.
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