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
United States v. Trevon Sykes
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 14-3139
Ortiz v. Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.  
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-4086, 16-4164

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants are the nation’s largest distributors of pre-filled propane exchange tanks, which come in a standard size. Before 2008, Defendants filled the tanks with 17 pounds of propane. In 2008, due to rising prices, Def...

Mario Ortiz v. Ferrellgas Partners
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4164
United States v. Ngombwa  
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1688

Justia Opinion Summary: During the Rwandan Genocide, the United States admitted a limited number of refugees with priority given to those who were in the most danger, including, in 1998, Ngombwa and purported members of his family. In 1998, DHS...

Hargis v. Koskinen  
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1694

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007-2010, the Hargises bought and operated nursing homes. Bobby was the sole owner of corporations that operated the homes (Operating Corporations), which were S corporations. Brenda owned interests in companies that...

Rosales-Martinez v. Ludwick  
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1910

Justia Opinion Summary: Rosales-Martinez was charged with sexual abuse in the second degree for inappropriately touching his step-daughter, A.C. Before trial, the state sought a protective order for A.C.’s deposition, requiring that Rosales-Mar...

United States v. Coleman Carpenter
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2691
United States v. Jonathan McClarin
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3316
United States v. Glover  
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4114

Justia Opinion Summary: Glover was imprisoned for distributing cocaine base. In 2015, he began serving his five-year term of supervised release. In 2016, he was arrested for unlawfully possessing marijuana packaged for delivery and interfering...

United States v. Travis Gene Clark, Jr.
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4206
Robert L. Erickson v. United States
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2482
United States v. Grace  
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1572

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence of 72 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. The court held that the district court neither abused its discretion nor committed a clear erro...

United States v. Hemsher  
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2189

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for firearms-related charges. The court held that the evidence was sufficient to support defendant's conviction for possession of stolen firearms and for be...

Porche Midgyett v. Commissioner, Social Security
Date: June 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1847
Ryndale Buckhanan v. United States
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3122