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  US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Chief Judge
  Chief Judge  Edith Hollan Jones 0 06 +100.00%
Circuit Judge
  Circuit Judge 1  James Graves 0 11 +100.00%
  Circuit Judge 2  Cory T. Wilson 0 20 +4.00%
  Circuit Judge 3  Stephen A. Higginson 0 11 +100.00%
  Circuit Judge 4  Jennifer Walker Elrod 0 07 +100.00%
  Circuit Judge 10  S. Kyle Duncan 0 18 +3.09%
  Circuit Judge 11  Catharina Haynes 0 08 +100.00%
  Circuit Judge 13  James L. Dennis 0 95 +100.00%
  Circuit Judge 15  Gregg Costa 0 14 +100.00%
  Circuit Judge 20  James C. Ho 0 17 +10.42%
  Circuit Judge 21  Leslie Southwick 0 07 +21.65%
  Circuit Judge 22  Don R. Willett 0 17 +3.09%
  Circuit Judge 23  Andrew Oldham 0 18 +1.01%
  Circuit Judge 24  Kurt D. Engelhardt 0 18 +29.17%
  Circuit Judge 26  Priscilla Richman Owen 0 05 +12.24%
  Circuit Judge 27  Edith Hollan Jones 0 85 +100.00%
  Circuit Judge 28  Jerry Edwin Smith 0 87 +100.00%
  Circuit Judge 29  Carl E. Stewart 0 94 +100.00%


Courts of Appeals DETAILS
Parents > United States > U.S. Supreme Court > U.S. Courts of Appeals  
Websitehttp://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/
Established March 03, 1891
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorTony82
Last ModifiedScottĀ³ July 25, 2008 07:43am
Description Congress established U.S. circuit courts of appeals for each of the nine judicial circuits
and assigned the sitting judge of the U.S. Circuit Courts for the Fifth Circuit to sit also
on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, effective June 16, 1891. The act
also authorized an additional judgeship for the Fifth Circuit's new court.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is a federal court with appellate
jurisdiction over the district courts for the following districts:

* Northern, Western, Eastern, and Southern Districts of Texas
* Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Louisiana
* Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi

9 Seats (4, 11, 15, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, and 28) have traditionally been reserved for Texas.
5 Seats (3, 10, 13, 24 and 29) for Louisiana.
3 Seats (1, 2, and 21) for Mississippi.

Seats 5-9, 12, 14, 16-19, and 25 were transferred to the newly-created Eleventh Circuit
Court of Appeals when it was split from the Fifth Circuit on October 1, 1981.

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