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. Donald Boman
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 14-3312
Kmak v. American Century Co.  
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3920

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of plaintiff's motion for leave to amend and granted summary judgment dismissing plaintiff's sole claim remaining on remand -- that American Century breached the im...

Charles Weber v. United States
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2150
United States v. Aaron Miles
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4510
Trivansky Swington v. Waterloo, Iowa, City of
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1350
Kennell v. Dormire  
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2887

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the denial of petitioner's 28 U.S.C. 2254 petition and motion to reconsider. The court rejected petitioner's Brady claims, holding that there was no agreement that a witness and the state ente...

Steven Cowan v. United States
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3085
Abuya v. Sessions  
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3407

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's decision affirming the IJ's decision sustaining DHS's charges that petitioner entered into a fraudulent marriage with the purpose of procuring adjustment of st...

Frederick v. Motsinger  
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3523

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of excessive force claims in a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action filed by the estate of Fallon Frederick. Frederick was shot and killed by an officer when she charged anothe...

David Martin v. Nancy A. Berryhill
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3624
Weed v. Jenkins  
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3629

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to defendants in an action alleging that plaintiff was arrested in violation of his First and Fourth Amendment rights, as well as the statute aut...

Richard Wann v. St. Francois County, Missouri
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3857
United States v. Stone  
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3987

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's above-Guidelines sentence of 60 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discr...

Reginald Robinson v. Pulaski Technical College
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2099
United States v. Derek Hughes-Doby
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3973