5th Circuit (incl. bankruptcy)
The United States Fifth Circuit includes three states: Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The Federal Circuit Court for the Fifth District is the John Minor Wisdom United States Court of Appeals Building, in New Orleans, LA. The Districts include: the Eastern/Middle/Western Districts of Louisiana, and Northern/Southern districts of Mississippi. Texas is broken down into the Northern/Southern/Eastern/Western districts.
The Circuit Court is in New Orleans as is the Eastern District court in Louisiana. The Western District court of appeals is in Shreveport, and middle district is in Baton Rouge. The Northern district court in Mississippi is in Oxford and Southern District in Jackson. The Texas courts are as follows: Eastern District is in Beaumont, Northern District in Dallas, Southern District in Houston, and Western District appeals court is in San Antonio, TX. The Panama Canal Circle was also added to the Fifth Circuit in June of 1948.
The Fifth District currently seats 17 active judges, and 9 senior judges are appointed to the bench. Carl E. Stewart is the Chief Justice for the Fifth District Circuit Court System. The 1950s marked an important period in the circuit’s history. With several civil-rights movements litigation, of African-Americans being of prime-focus, “The Fifth Circuit Four” comprising of Chief Judge Elbert Tuttle, John Minor Wisdom, John Brown, and Richard Rives, marked an important period in US History and the advancement of civil-rights movements in later years.
Dixon v. Alabama (1960) was one such case which benefited from “The Fifth Circuit Four” civil-rights cases in the 1950s. This case marked the end of the doctrine which allowed colleges/universities to act in loco parentis in disciplining or expelling students. The case set the precedent in Due Process rights being afforded to students in higher-educational settings. Students must be afforded the “minimal” due process rights, prior to being expelled from universities.
The National Law Review covers a broad range of content coming out of the Fifth Circuit. Among the content covered is NLRB news and agency/administrative news, FCA (False Claims Act) legislation and employee rights in the workplace, overtime legislation, DOL, DoD, EEOC, and other agency-rights groups cases and stories are covered. The National Law Review also includes general content relating to appointments, nominations, administrative decisions, immigration, DACA, USCIS, and other regulatory agency/bodies cases, which are of high importance, or cases which are currently being litigated under these categories at the present time.