8th Circuit Court

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Supreme Court Nominations

Obama is reportedly vetting a federal appeals judge from Grassley’s home state for SCOTUS

White-Collar Crime

2nd lawyer avoids conviction in case related to developer’s bankruptcy

Health Law

8th Circuit finds that signing birth-control waiver is substantial burden; opinion splits circuits

Constitutional Law

Parents don’t have right to public-school choice, 8th Circuit rules

Legal Ethics

Training-video sanction for deposition interruptions by Jones Day partner is tossed on appeal

Constitutional Law

8th Circuit strikes down strict abortion law but questions fetal viability standard

Sentencing

Federal judge’s order banning man from having unprotected sex is overturned

Law Firms

Appeals court rules for Womble Carlyle in disability suit by former employee

Civil Rights

8th Circuit grants immunity to cops who shot at driver of backfiring van

Criminal Justice

Two men who met at Ferguson protests admit plan to blow up police chief, top prosecutor

Trials & Litigation

Insurers seek $47M from 2 men convicted in airline billing-fraud scheme

White-Collar Crime

On-the-lam ex-attorney wanted in client ‘charity’ and tax-fraud case is captured

Legal Ethics

Ex-judge gives up law license after taking plea in federal bribery case over jury verdict

Trials & Litigation

Employer ordered to pay $270K plus $2.1M in attorney’s fees, federal judge rules

Media & Communications Law

8th Circuit lets Larry Flynt intervene to seek access to court records in death-penalty cases

Trials & Litigation

Federal jury awards $491M in trial over prepaid funeral scheme

Criminal Justice

Suspended lawyer gets 5 years in money-laundering case; man who gave him the money gets 30 months

Entertainment & Sports Law

Federal judge: NFL commissioner and arbitrator erred in suspending ex-Vikings player Adrian Peterson

Law Professors

Res judicata bars bias suit by convicted law prof, 8th Circuit rules

White-Collar Crime

Former judge pleads guilty, admits taking bribe to cut jury verdict from $5.2M to $1M
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