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. Corrigan
Date: July 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1682
Robert Bruning v. City of Omaha
Date: July 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2581
United States v. Paris Young
Date: July 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3085
United States v. Kenneth Still
Date: July 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3103
Pedro Mejia v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: July 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1254
Taylor v. Steele  
Date: July 26, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2763

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of a petition for writ of habeas corpus where petitioner alleged that his trial counsel was ineffective for not providing closing argument during the penalty phase...

United States v. Thompson  
Date: July 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1228

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Assuming without deciding that defendant has standing to challenge the search, the court conclud...

Mary Lane v. Mack Ball, Jr.
Date: July 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2139
League of Women Voters of Missouri v. Ashcroft  
Date: July 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2440

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2018, plaintiffs filed suit against Missouri under Section 5 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. Plaintiffs ultimately obtained a preliminary injunction requiring Missouri to send voter registration forms...

Timber Ridge Escapes, LLC v. Quality Structures of Arkansas, LLC  
Date: July 26, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-2640, 20-2928

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose out of a construction dispute between Timber Ridge and Quality Structures. After a bench trial, the district court awarded Timber Ridge $22,500 in damages and Quality Structures an amount in excess of $...

Timber Ridge Escapes v. Quality Structures of Arkansas
Date: July 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2928
Miriam C. Montileaux v. The Diocese of South Dakota
Date: July 26, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1570
United States v. Shipton  
Date: July 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2570

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress and affirmed defendant's conviction for two counts of possessing child pornography. In this case, after a police officer downloade...

Sparks v. Shaver  
Date: July 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2752

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the City of Pierre, South Dakota, and one of its police officers, Matthew Shaver, under 42 U.S.C. 1983 in federal district court, alleging that his Fourth Amendment rights were violated. The...

Christina Eaton v. Kilolo Kijakazi
Date: July 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2932