5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

January 09, 2019 - 6:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana officials have told a federal appeals court in New Orleans that a lawsuit against the state by Planned Parenthood should be dismissed. The women's health organization says the state has violated federal law by delaying its application for a license to perform abortions...
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December 06, 2018 - 8:56 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorneys for a longtime New Orleans-area district attorney have asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its recent decision to uphold his conviction on multiple criminal counts. The petition for a rehearing was filed at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by attorneys for...
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November 16, 2018 - 1:52 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana can enforce an age limit of 21 for erotic dancers in bars and nightclubs, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday, reversing an earlier decision and rejecting the argument that state law is too vague about how much of a dancer’s breasts and buttocks must be covered...
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October 04, 2018 - 7:57 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit over the practice of putting low-income defendants on waiting lists for public defense lawyers. A 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel said Thursday that the issues in the lawsuit are moot. The opinion noted the Legislature's re-...
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August 25, 2018 - 12:40 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Lawyers for a movie producer and a lawyer convicted of fraud involving Louisiana's ``Hollywood South'' film tax credit program are considering whether to ask a federal appeals court to take another look at the case. Producer Peter Hoffman and attorney Michael Arata were spared a...
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August 09, 2018 - 9:01 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A movie producer and a lawyer who were spared prison time in a fraud case involving Louisiana's "Hollywood South" film tax credit program faced renewed legal woes Thursday when a federal appeals court reinstated some of the convictions a judge had thrown out. Producer Peter...
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September 28, 2017 - 8:45 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge with 16 years of experience on the federal bench and an attorney who has defended Louisiana’s efforts to restrict abortion and gay rights are among nominees President Donald Trump has announced for a federal appeals court based in New Orleans. The White House on Thursday...
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