December 17, 2021, opinions

Designated for publication DeOtte v. Nevada, 19-10754, appeal from N.D. Tex. Southwick, J. (Higginbotham, Southwick, Engelhardt), Affordable Care Act, Religious Freedom and Restoration Act, mootness, intervention Vacating district court’s injunction of the 2015 rules implementing the contraception mandate of the ACA, in light of Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. … More December 17, 2021, opinions

August 6, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication Johnson v. PRIDE Industries, Inc., 19-50173, appeal from W.D. Tex. Dennis, J. (Dennis, Elrod, Costa), employment discrimination Affirming in part, reversing in part, and remanding summary judgment dismissal of plaintiff’s § 1981 employment discrimination and retaliation claims against former employer. The Court held that the plaintiff raised a genuine issue of material … More August 6, 2021 opinions

July 23, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication Texas v. U.S., 19-10011, appeal from N.D. Tex. per curiam (King, Elrod, Engelhardt), Affordable Care Act On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, which had vacated the Fifth Circuit panel’s opinion upholding states’ challenge to the ACA, Court entered order vacating district court’s opinion and remanding to district court to dismiss suit. … More July 23, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: Oct. 15, 2020 opinions

Designated for Publication Taylor v. McDonald, 18-11572, appeal from N.D. Tex. Smith, J. (Smith, Clement, Oldham), prisoner suit, § 1983, qualified immunity Affirming qualified-immunity-based dismissal of prisoner’s § 1983 suit for deprivation of due process by keeping him confined to a psychiatric unit without an involuntary commitment proceeding. Prisoner had initially consented to transfer to … More Take the Fifth: Oct. 15, 2020 opinions