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USAO Scolded for Not Prompt Presentment, Keeps Conviction

You already know where this is going from the title: "harmless error," but last week's Boche-Perez decision, out of the Fifth Circuit, provides a stern warning to the overburdened law enforcement agencies near the Mexican Border: a little delay in processing might be fine, even a smidge beyond the six-hour......

Patrick Dempsey Takes Fifth Place at 24 Hours of Le Mans!

Patrick Dempsey sports his racing gear while participating in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Race at Le Mans Circuit on Sunday (June 15) in Le Mans, France. The 48-year-old actor came in fifth place after competing in the race for the third time. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Patrick Dempsey Last week, [...]

Child Porn Restitution Cases Vacated; New Vague Standard Awaits

Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit made it official: The two child-porn restitution orders for Michael Wright and Doyle Paroline, which made it to the U.S. Supreme Court, are now vacated and remanded [PDF] to the district court. The two defendants were ordered to pay restitution for downloading child pornography featuring the......

11th Circuit Court: Police Need a Warrant for Cell Phone Location Tracking

The Eleventh Circuit created a circuit split on Wednesday on whether the Fourth Amendment protects historical cell-site information. Last year, the Fifth Circuit held that it doesn’t; today the Eleventh Circuit held that it does. The Eleventh Circuit’s opinion is premised on the idea that some facts are inherently private. If the government learns those... Read More

Guest Post - Big News From The Big Easy: The Fifth Circuit Protects The Privilege For Communications Between In-House Counsel And Their Business Colleagues

Here's a guest post we received from Reed Smith's Andrew Stillufsen about a discovery topic that afflicts drug/device defendants, as well as those representing any large corporate entity - the applicability of the attorney/client privilege to communications authored by in-house counsel. Show More Summary

Costa Confirmed: Meet Your New 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge

And then there were two (vacancies). Congratulations to Judge Gregg Jeffrey Costa, who, yesterday, moved from the district court bench to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals after a unanimous confirmation. The filled seat leaves two more vacancies, one from mid-2012, the other from the end of last year, on......

TEXAS: Marriage Briefing Schedule Set

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via Equality On Trial: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has filed an order in DeLeon v. Perry, setting the briefing schedule in that challenge to Texas’ same-sex marriage ban. The district court had granted a preliminary injunction...Show More Summary

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals sets briefing schedule in Texas marriage equality case

Opening brief in Texas marriage equality case due July 9. The post Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals sets briefing schedule in Texas marriage equality case appeared first on Equality On Trial.

How to Flunk the Bass v. Stryker "Parallel Violation" Claim Checklist

The Fifth Circuit’s decision in Bass v. Strykerallowing a parallel violation claim to survive a motion to dismiss based on allegations of violations of CGMPs earned an honorable mention in our worstdecisions for 2012. The reason it wasn’t...Show More Summary

Fifth Circuit won’t fast track Texas same-sex marriage case

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Prop 8 Trial Tracker

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals declines to speed up Texas marriage equality case. The post Fifth Circuit won’t fast track Texas same-sex marriage case appeared first on Equality On Trial.

Jury Power Gets a Courtroom Nod in Possible Boost for Nullification

2 months agoNews : Reason

Earlier this month, the authority of he jury received a welcome nod from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In a case in which the defendant confessed in the courtroom to all of the charges against him, the court ruled that a directed...Show More Summary

MotoGP Grand Prix of France 2014: Race Schedule, Live Stream and Top Riders

The Le Mans Bugatti circuit will play host to the fifth stage of the 2014 MotoGP season on Sunday, where less predictable weather conditions threaten to lead to unexpected results. Dani Pedrosa comes to the Grand Prix of France having...Show More Summary

Court Misses Opportunity to Rule on Lethal Injection Secrecy

On Tuesday night, the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals stayed Texas' scheduled execution of Robert Campbell. The court based its stay on evidence of Campbell's intellectual disability, which Texas prosecutors knew of, but failed...Show More Summary

Fifth Circuit Court Stays Texas Execution Scheduled for Tonight

2 months agoNews : Reason

The Fifth Circuit Court ruled today that Texas could not proceed with tonight's scheduled execution of Robert Campbell, who the state found to be mentally retarded, because he was mentally incompetent, in line with the 2002 Supreme Court decision on such executions. Show More Summary

The Fifth Circuit has just granted a stay of the execution of Robert James Campbell.

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

The Fifth Circuit has just granted a stay of the execution of Robert James Campbell. He had been scheduled to die by lethal injection at 6 p.m. tonight in Texas. In their opinion, which is unanimous, the Fifth Circuit says it wants to hear Campbell's habeas corpus petition based on his alleged mental disability. Read more...

5th Clearly Botched Police Shooting Case; Was it SCOTUS-Worthy?

This was a pretty clear case where the Fifth Circuit screwed up. A promising young baseball player is shot by police officers. He says that there was no reason for the excessive force and that he was on his knees at the time of the shooting. The officers testified that......

Spanish GP 2014: 10 Facts About the Circuit De Catalunya

The Circuit de Catalunya, home of the Spanish Grand Prix, hosts the fifth race weekend of the 2014 Formula One season. Since replacing Jerez as the venue for the Spanish round of the calendar in 1991, the track has grown to play an influential...Show More Summary

Fifth Circuit hears oral arguments in case that could close Mississippi's last abortion clinic

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Jackson Women's Health Organization A three-judge panel of the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Monday in a closely watched case whose outcome could mean Mississippi women will have to travel to another state to obtain a legal abortion. Show More Summary

Court Will Determine if Mississippi May Become the First Abortion-Free State

A three member panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments yesterday concerning the constitutionality of Mississippi’s law that requires abortionists to maintain hospital privileges within 30 miles of their abortion clinic. If allowed to be enforced, the law could close the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the only abortion clinic in the […]

Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic Back in Court, Fighting to Stay Open

The embattled last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi will be in court again Monday, as the Fifth Circuit Court considers upholding an injunction against a new law requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital in order to provide abortions. Show More Summary

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