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
Willie Moore v. Carolyn W. Colvin
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1529
Jamie Jackson v. Carolyn W. Colvin
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1804
United States v. David Gentles
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2845
Pedro Lopez-Ramirez v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1673
James Lasley v. Running Supply, Inc.
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3351
United States v. Juan Valenzuela
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1056
Great Lakes Gas Transmission v. Essar Steel Minnesota LLC  
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1101

Justia Opinion Summary: Great Lakes filed suit against ESML for breach of contract. ESML later filed a motion to dismiss based on lack of subject matter jurisdiction, but the district court denied the motion. The case proceeded to trial and jud...

United States v. Senica Howard
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1354
John Omariba v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1770
United States v. Jones  
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3647

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 324 months in prison. Defendant and Shalonda Clark lived together on the White Earth Indian Reservation. Clark died after their house burned down while the...

Custodio v. Torres Samillan  
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1268

Justia Opinion Summary: Torres are the parents of M. and G. who were born and resided in Peru until Torres removed them to the United States. Custodio seeks return of the children to Peru under the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of Internati...

United States v. Jermaine Gadson
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1429
Charles LaLiberte v. Charles Samuels, Jr.
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2497
Sarah Brooks v. City of Des Moines
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2781
United States v. Mark W. Jones
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1034