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. Venito Johnson
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2942
United States v. Derek Hines
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3187
United States v. Davenport  
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3496

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for two counts of sexual exploitation of a child and production of child pornography, as well as one count of possession of child pornography. The court hel...

United States v. Marvis Ballard
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3512
United States v. Magali Marroquin
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3541
Naren Chaganti v. CIR
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3804
Olin v. Dakota Access, LLC  
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3418

Justia Opinion Summary: A group of landowners filed suit against Dakota Access, alleging that they were induced to sign easement contracts allowing construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline across their properties based on various misrepresent...

United States v. Jacky Xiong
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3590
Alaa E. Elkharwily, M.D. v. Mayo Health System
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3746
Joseph May v. United States
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1411
United States v. Dewayne Cornelius
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1566
United States v. Darden  
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2435

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to reduce his sentence under Amendment 782. In this case, the district court determined that defendant was eligible for a reduced sentence und...

United States v. Lomax  
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2925

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to distribution of methamphetamine, possession of an unregistered destructive device, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held...

United States v. Shine  
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3119

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held that the district court did not err in treating defendant's prior Missouri conviction for attempted first-degr...

United States v. Buck Otto White
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3340