Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Case Law

Established in 1868, the U.S. 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 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


Recent Decisions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States v. Julian Rivera
Date: January 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1893
Diversified Ingredients v. Joseph Testa
Date: January 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2791
United States v. Jason Petersen
Date: January 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3205
United States v. Brackett  
Date: January 20, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2694

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction for transporting, producing, and attempting to produce child pornography and with possessing one or more computer files and other matter containing child pornography, all after having be...

Montin v. Moore  
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1560

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff was released from a twenty-year period of commitment when a jury found him responsible by reason of insanity, he filed suit against various psychologists, psychiatrists, and other employees, alleging medi...

Guenther v. Griffin Construction Co.  
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1760

Justia Opinion Summary: Semmie John Guenther, Jr., filed an administrative charge with the EEOC, alleging that his former employer, Griffin Construction, discriminated against him on the basis of his disability, in violation of the Americans wi...

United States v. David Zouck
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1873
Missouri Broadcasters Association v. Lacy  
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2006

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit challenging Mo. Rev. Stat. 311.070.4(10) and its regulations, which detail the information alcohol manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers can include in their advertisements. Plaint...

Ramon Tomas v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2016
David James Carlson v. County of Ramsey
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2793
Christeson v. Roper  
Date: January 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2730

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of three counts of capital murder and sentenced to death, challenges the district court's order denying his motion to reopen a final judgment dismissing his habeas corpus application as untimely. Th...

Ingram v. Cole County  
Date: January 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1046

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, detainees at the Cole County Detention Center, filed two putative class actions, one for current detainees and one for former ones, alleging that the laundry policy violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendmen...

United States v. McGrew  
Date: January 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1095

Justia Opinion Summary: After defendant pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm, he was sentenced to the statutory maximum penalty of 120 months in prison. On appeal, defendant challenged his sentence and argued that the district cou...

Schnuck Markets, Inc. v. First Data Merchant Services Corp.  
Date: January 13, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3804

Justia Opinion Summary: Schnucks, a grocery store chain, filed suit against First Data, a credit card processor, and Citicorp, the acquiring bank for its credit transactions. Schnucks brought declaratory judgment and breach of contract claims,...

United States v. Joel John Virtue
Date: January 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1702