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. Heim  
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2987

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence and rejected the contention that the district court created unwarranted disparities contrary to 18 U.S.C. 3553(a)(6), when it refused to vary from a guidelines provision t...

John Carter v. William Muldoon
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1019
Merfeld v. Dometic Corp.  
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-1308, 18-1364

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against Dometic, alleging that the fire that extensively damaged a storage building and personal property owned by plaintiffs was caused by a defective Dometic refrigerator installed in their RV. Th...

Mark Merfeld v. Dometic Corporation
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1364
United States v. Roman Hellems, Jr.
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2935
Patrick Harding v. William P. Barr
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3181
United States v. Eric Boyer
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1355
United States v. Eric Perez
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1603
Celina Nieto-Lopez v. William P. Barr
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1642
Celina Nieto-Lopez v. William P. Barr
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3163
United States v. Andrew Wolters
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2963
Aaron Flemons v. John Devane
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3111
United States v. Arinthius Johnson
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3279
Simon Choch v. William P. Barr
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3609
United States v. Tan Vang
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2821