Eighth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Established in 1868, the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit holds appellate jurisdiction over courts in the following districts:

The court is based in St. Louis, Missouri and encompassed at one time almost all the land included in the Louisiana Purchase. Congress passed a statute in 1929 dividing the Eighth Circuit, placing Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Kansas, and Oklahoma into a new Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Learn more about the history and the judges who have served on the Eighth Circuit by visiting the Eighth Circuit Historical Society.

Browse Opinions From the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


Recent Decisions From the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Hansen v. Black  
Date: September 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4162

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of qualified immunity against a trooper who shot and killed plaintiff's dog when the dog ran onto a highway and obstructed traffic. The court held that the issue wa...

United States v. McDill  
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2503

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed defendant's conviction of two violations of 36 C.F.R. 261.3(c), which prohibits threatening, intimidating, or intentionally interfering with any Forest officer. In this case, the citations cha...

Wartman v. United Food and Commercial Workers Local 653  
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2786

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's order granting the Union's motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted. In this case, plaintiffs filed suit alleging that the Union h...

Edward Carter v. Amanda King
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4250
Naing Aung Mon v. Jefferson B. Sessions
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4476
Coulter v. Kelley  
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1488

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of the petition for habeas relief under 28 U.S.C. 2254 as time-barred. The court held that the state did not knowingly and intelligently waive its statute-of-lim...

Clifford Eaton v. United States
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1128
Dexter Harmon v. Leslie Rutledge
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3579
United States v. Keith Bradford
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4563
United States v. Parker  
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-2541, 16-2598, 16-3086, 16-3334, 16-3335

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Parker, Veltrez Black, Johnson, and Bender appealed their convictions for conspiring to possess firearms in a conspiracy involving gang members with felony convictions who enlisted "straw purchasers." In regar...

United States v. Darryl Parker
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2598
United States v. Darryl Parker
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3086
United States v. Darryl Parker
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3334
United States v. Darryl Parker
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3335
United States v. Marvin Spencer
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3435