5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Court Grants Execution Reprieve To Texas InmateFederal judges ruled they need more time to consider the complexities of executing a mentally ill prisoner.
Court Halts Execution Over Mental Impairment ClaimAttorneys for convicted killer Robert James Campbell said they need more time to pursue appeals that he is mentally impaired and therefore ineligible for the death penalty.
Federal Court Rules No Warrant Needed To Obtain Cellphone RecordsAuthorities only need a court order and not a more stringent search warrant to obtain cellphone records that can be used to track a person's movements, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.
Appeals Court Wading Into Dispute Over Multibillion-Dollar BP SettlementA federal appeals court is wading into a high-stakes dispute over the terms of a multibillion-dollar settlement of claims arising from BP's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Texas Inmate Set To Die Thursday Loses Appeal A federal appeals court has refused to stop this week's execution of a Houston man for gunning down a police sergeant more than 12 years ago.
Texas Set to Execute Man Convicted In Girl's Death A Texas man convicted in the slaying of a 12-year-old girl is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening after a federal appeals court overturned a reprieve granted earlier this week.
Texas Lawyers Appeal To Lift Execution Reprieve A federal appeals court is deliberating a request to lift a lower court order and reschedule for later in the day the execution of the convicted killer of a 12-year-old Southeast Texas girl.
Federal Appeals Court Rules Texas Can Cut Off Planned Parenthood FundsTexas officials are vowing to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood after a federal court sided with the state in a challenge over a new law that bans clinics affiliated with abortion providers from getting money through a health program for low-income women.
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