Mateja, William B.
Starkus III, Albert A.
Summarizes both reported and unreported Fifth Circuit cases that addressed significant criminal procedural issues during the survey period of July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012. For convenience of the reader, the cases are organized by subject area and, if applicable, by rule of procedure, with earlier rules summarized first. Most of the summaries contain a brief factual background and the legal reasoning used to arrive at the Fifth Circuit's conclusion. This Article is intended as a reference, and the reader is encouraged to review the entire case in order to fully comprehend the precedent, the substantive issues, and the Fifth Circuit's underlying analysis.