5th U.S. Circuit Court Of Appeals

Federal Court Strikes Down 'Discriminatory' Texas Voter ID LawA federal appeals court has struck down Texas' voter ID law, ruling that the Republican-backed measure first passed in 2011 violates the Voting Rights Act.
East Texas Man's Death Penalty Appeal Moves ForwardA federal appeals court has agreed to consider an appeal from a 48-year-old East Texas man on death row for the 2002 slaying of his 2-year-old daughter.
North Texas Man Set To Die June 3 Loses Federal AppealA North Texas man facing execution in less than two weeks for the fatal shootings of four men more than 30 years ago has lost a federal court appeal.
Federal Court Approves Texas Inmate's Execution WishA federal appeals court is allowing a Corpus Christi man on death row to volunteer for execution.
Judge Orders Hearing On Allegations In Immigration LawsuitThe judge who blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration has ordered the Justice Department to answer allegations that the government misled him about part of the plan.
Probate Judge Rules Texas Ban On Same-Sex Marriage UnconstitutionalA probate judge in Travis County has ruled that the Texas ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Appeals Court Considers New Texas Abortion RestrictionsThe constitutionality of a Texas law that could force some women to travel hundreds of miles or cross state lines to get a legal abortion were debated Wednesday before a federal appeals court
Federal Appeals Court Halts Texas ExecutionFederal appeals court halts execution scheduled Wednesday for Texas prisoner Scott Panetti.
Appeals Court Hears Challenge To Health Care Law A Texas doctor's challenge to President Obama's health care overhaul is before a federal appeals court in New Orleans.
Appeals Court Won't Reconsider Ruling In UT Affirmative Action CaseA federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a recent decision that upheld the use of race in University of Texas undergraduate admissions.
San Antonio Gang Member Faces ExecutionA farmer investigating a grass fire on a remote stretch of road near his South Texas home discovered the bodies of two men and a woman from San Antonio who had been shot, bound and wrapped in carpet that was set ablaze.
Texas Bingo Operators Win Suit To Lobby LawmakersA federal appeals court has ruled that charitable bingo operators are allowed to use proceeds from their games to lobby Texas lawmakers on a variety of issues, including gambling.