ABA Journal

8th Circuit Court

234 ABA Journal 8th Circuit Court articles.

Jury Gives Lawyer Extra $1.6 M Slice of $103 M Legal-Fees Pie

A Minneapolis attorney has won $1.6 million from his former law firm, in a Hennepin County jury verdict over the division of $103 million in legal fees in a federal…

A Question of Faith

Cash-strapped states look elsewhere for inmate rehab programs

Appeals Court Dismisses Suit Over Judge’s R-Word Ban in Rape Trial

The lawyer for a woman who was banned from using the word “rape” in the trial of her alleged sexual assailant says she will take the case to the U.S.…

Kansas Supremes Refuse Legislature’s Punt on Funeral Picketing Law

A Kansas law regulating picketing at funerals has been struck down because of an unusual provision that required the state supreme court to rule on the measure’s constitutionality before it…

Speeding Lawyer Not Fast Enough on Her Feet With Court Excuse

An Arkansas lawyer is facing a contempt of court charge after reportedly telling a Carroll County judge she couldn’t appear before him the next day because she was in St.…

Vick Gets to Keep $20M Bonus

Overturning an October ruling by a special master, a federal judge ruled today that fallen football superstar Michael Vick can keep a $20 million bonus that the Atlanta Falcons had…

Court Finds No 1st Amendment Right to Witness Full Execution

A federal judge in Arkansas has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of journalists seeking access to report all stages of the execution process.

Noting that state law provides…

‘Forgotten’ Sarbanes Clawback Clause Used Against UnitedHealth Ex-CEO

Two former executives of UnitedHealth Group Inc.—the CEO and general counsel—have agreed to give back stock options gains, unexercised options and retirement pay to resolve stock-options backdating claims by the…

Court Enjoins Law That Barred Fringe Church’s Funeral Protests

A federal appeals court has barred enforcement of a Missouri law that stopped members of a fringe Kansas church from protesting at soldiers’ funerals.

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church…

State-Funded Prisoner Religion Program Tossed

A federal appeals court has ruled that a state-financed program that seeks to rehabilitate prisoners through Christian ideals violates the establishment clause.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State…

Minn. US Atty Steps Down, Amid More Rumored Resignations

CORRECTED: Amid rumors that two more top deputies were about to resign, an embattled U.S. attorney in Minnesota has accepted a job in Washington, D.C.

Rachel Paulose, 34, announced today…

Fantasy Baseball Stats Protected by First Amendment

A fantasy baseball league does not need a license to run online games, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the…

Damages ‘Offensive’ in Music Piracy Case, Motion Says

The lawyer for a woman assessed $222,000 in damages for illegally sharing downloaded music contends in a motion for a new trial that the amount is constitutionally excessive.

The judgment…

Hearing Transcripts to Go Online

The policy-making arm of the nation’s federal courts voted today to make it easier for both lawyers and the public to access court materials.

For lawyers, the big news is…

Rape Victim Sues Judge Over R-Word Ban

An alleged acquaintance-rape victim has sued the Nebraska judge who banned her from using the word “rape” in testimony, in what her lawyer describes as a troubling trend.

A federal…

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