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
Christopher Martin v. John Fayram
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3523
Lora Hamman v. Carolyn W. Colvin
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1216
United States v. Dontre D'Sean McHenry
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1266
United States v. Walter Sorrells
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2516
United States v. Alberto Sanchez
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2586
United States v. Patrick Rogers
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2669
Sweetwater Cattle Co. v. Leigh Murphy, etc.
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6029
United States v. McArthur
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Numbers: 14-3335, 14-3336, 14-3367
United States v. Wakinyan McArthur
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 14-3336
United States v. Wakinyan McArthur
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 14-3367
United States v. Wakinyan McArthur
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3538
United States v. Wakinyan McArthur
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3851
Knowlton v. Anheuser-Busch  
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Numbers: 15-3538, 15-3851

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff and eight others filed a class action against Anheuser-Busch under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1001 et seq. Plaintiffs are participants in the Anheuser-Busch salaried employee...

United States v. Huyck  
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Numbers: 15-3649, 15-3652

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction for multiple crimes related to child pornography. The court concluded that the district court properly denied defendant's motion to suppress where law enforcement officials had probable...

United States v. Michael Huyck
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3652