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. Jefferson  
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3159

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit held that the evidence was sufficient to convict defendant of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and being a felon in posse...

Guillermo Luna v. U.S. Bank National Association
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3309
Cynthia Metivier v. David L. Bernhardt
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1013
Primerica Life Insurance Co. v. Reid  
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2399

Justia Opinion Summary: After Primerica filed an interpleader action under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 22 in order to resolve competing claims to Garvin Reid's life insurance proceeds, the district court awarded summary judgment and the ins...

North Dakota v. Bala  
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6002

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bankruptcy Court denied the State's claim filed on behalf of unnamed charities for lack of standing, and denied the State's claim on behalf of Team Makers on the equitable doctrine of laches. The Bankruptcy Appella...

United States v. Nyles Johnson
Date: September 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2858
Wendell Matthews v. Monte McNeil
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1727
United States v. Paul Castillo
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1548
Corey Turner v. Jason Watson
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1562
Kelley v. Boosalis  
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-1079, 19-2376, 19-2382, 19-2452

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from a Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Thomas Petters from 1994 to 2008 through his company, PCI. These appeals involve the Trustee’s separate claw back claims against defendants. The Trustee asserted claims...

Douglas A. Kelley v. Gus Boosalis
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2382
Douglas A. Kelley v. Gus Boosalis
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2452
United States v. Rodney Hurdsman
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3138
United States v. Porter  
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3325

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's revocation sentence, holding that defendant's sentence was not substantively unreasonable. In explaining the revocation sentence it was imposing, the district court discussed defen...

United States v. Phillip White
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3656