8th Circuit Court
206 ABA Journal 8th Circuit Court articles.
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
A federal judge in Missouri has refused to approve a consent decree that would have limited state public defenders to no more than 173.3 hours worth of cases each month, a standard that is based on a 40-hour workweek.
Jan 30, 2020 2:30 PM CST
An equity partner at Armstrong Teasdale can’t sue under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act for his ouster under a mandatory retirement policy, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Dec 4, 2019 2:47 PM CST
A ban on harassing panhandling in Arkansas is likely unconstitutional, and enforcement of the law may be banned statewide, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Nov 7, 2019 12:36 PM CST
A federal appeals court has rejected a lawyer’s challenge to North Dakota’s procedures for collecting mandatory bar dues.
Sep 3, 2019 1:52 PM CDT
A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated a challenge to Minnesota’s anti-bias law by videographers who say they can’t be required to make same-sex wedding videos because it would violate…
Aug 26, 2019 12:11 PM CDT
A 7-year-old elementary school student who was handcuffed by a police officer for 20 minutes can’t sue because there was no violation of his constitutional rights, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Aug 5, 2019 11:31 AM CDT
• A federal appeals court has tossed a case contending that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution’s ban on presidents accepting emoluments from foreign states. The 4th U.S.…
Jul 10, 2019 4:46 PM CDT
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at St. Louis has upheld a Springfield, Missouri, ordinance that bans women but not men from exposing their nipples in public.
May 8, 2019 7:00 AM CDT
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