8th Circuit Court
214 ABA Journal 8th Circuit Court articles.
California judges must consider defendant’s ability to pay when setting bail, ruling says
The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that it is unconstitutional to keep criminal defendants behind bars simply…
Mar 26, 2021 3:14 PM CDT
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago has ruled that a balancing test should still be used to evaluate abortion restrictions, creating a clear circuit split on the issue.
Mar 16, 2021 10:42 AM CDT
A federal appeals court has upheld a $1.5 million restitution order against a Minnesota lawyer who pleaded guilty in a scheme to upload porn to file-sharing websites and then sue people who downloaded it.
Feb 11, 2021 11:20 AM CST
Just one federal appeals court has an equal number of active male and female judges.
Feb 9, 2021 12:22 PM CST
A Jan. 5 federal appeals decision is getting some attention because of concurrences suggesting that the U.S. Supreme Court should revisit its abortion decisions.
Jan 19, 2021 12:34 PM CST
Medicaid patients don’t have a right to sue over a state’s decision to end Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood, the en banc 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans ruled Monday.
Nov 25, 2020 11:13 AM CST
A wave of Election Day litigation did not materialize Tuesday, even as President Donald Trump vowed to take voting cases to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Nov 4, 2020 10:44 AM CST
Drive-thru votes can be counted in Texas, 2 courts say
The Texas Supreme Court and a federal judge in Houston have refused to stop the counting of nearly 127,000 votes…
Nov 2, 2020 4:36 PM CST
A federal judge in Kansas City, Missouri, can’t sentence a defendant after telling him that the federal judicial system “sucks,” and he probably would get less time if he opted for trial instead of a guilty plea, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Sep 14, 2020 11:18 AM CDT
A federal appeals court has ruled against a grand juror who wanted to correct the record after a prosecutor discussed evidence in the 2014 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old Black man, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
Aug 19, 2020 2:36 PM CDT
Abortion restrictions should be evaluated under a new approach as a result of a June opinion by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., a federal appeals court said Friday.
Aug 10, 2020 12:07 PM CDT
A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a man for threatening a federal judge in a phone call with his lawyers.
Jul 28, 2020 11:42 AM CDT
DOJ engaged in ‘highly irregular conduct,’ says amicus appointee in Michael Flynn case
The U.S. Department of Justice “engaged in highly irregular conduct to benefit a political ally of the…
Jun 10, 2020 4:01 PM CDT
8th Circuit allows Arkansas to ban most surgical abortions during pandemic
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at St. Louis has allowed Arkansas to enforce its ban on surgical…
Apr 23, 2020 4:51 PM CDT
The ABA has filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reaffirm that courts must look to “prevailing professional norms” when assessing lawyers’ performance in ineffective assistance cases.
Feb 28, 2020 10:28 AM CST
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