The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decided Tuesday to stay, pending appeal, the order by a district court judge that would have required the U.S. Department of Interior to act on five pending offshore drilling applications by March 19, 2011. The order issued by the Fifth Circuit is available in the PACER Case Locator System under Docket No. 11-30225. The New Orleans Times-Picayune offers additional details.