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
Lyons v. Vaught  
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1062

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of qualified immunity in an action under 42 U.S.C. 1983 alleging that UMKC's decision not to renew plaintiff's contract was in retaliation of his free speech rights...

Joshua Brenner v. American Education Services
Date: November 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1981
United States v. Jeffrey Allen Gardner
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4054
United States v. Jason Claybron
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4252
United States v. McElderry  
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3618

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's 130 month sentence after he pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of child pornography. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion by not considering...

United States v. Jeremy Saul
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3626
Aziz v. Allstate Insurance Co.  
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3888

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against Allstate after the insurance company denied their homeowner's insurance claim. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of Allstate's motion for judgment as a matter of law. In...

United States v. Davis  
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4334

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence of 75 months in prison after she pleaded guilty to wire fraud, use of unauthorized access devices, and aggravated identity theft. The court held that the presentencing rep...

United States v. Willie Robinson
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4347
United States v. Randy Beltramea
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4354
United States v. Michael Ayala
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4473
Streambend Properties II, LLC v. Ivy Tower Minneapolis, LLC
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1293
Ger Lee v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1580
Christoper Rogers v. Nancy Berryhill
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1640
Zahn Law Firm, P.A. v. Baker  
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-6015

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed the bankruptcy court's order remanding an adversary proceeding brought against debtor by the Law Firm. The panel held that the bankruptcy court did not abuse its discretion by comm...