8th Circuit Court

206 ABA Journal 8th Circuit Court articles.

Lawyer who objected to mandatory bar’s PAC contribution loses First Amendment appeal

A federal appeals court recently ruled against a North Dakota lawyer who alleged the mandatory state bar violated his First Amendment rights.

Arnold Fleck had claimed the bar should have…

Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, 8th Circuit rules

Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, the St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled (PDF) on Wednesday.

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8th Circuit rejects challenge to Nebraska law prohibiting picketing at funerals
The Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church on Friday lost its bid to overturn a Nebraska law that forbade picketing at funerals, according to the Lincoln (Nebraska) Journal Star and Reuters.
Company can’t fire worker for making racist comments on picket line, appeals court says

The St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a company cannot fire a union member for yelling racist insults at replacement workers crossing a picket line,…

Lawyers accused of forum shopping for settlement approval win reversal of federal sanctions
A federal appeals court has ruled class action lawyers did not abuse the judicial process when they dropped a federal lawsuit and refiled it in Arkansas state court with a proposed settlement.
Trump announces 11 more judicial nominees, including a judge from his SCOTUS list

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced 11 more judicial nominees, including three to federal appeals courts.

One of the nominees is Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid, who was on…

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

The Obama administration is reportedly vetting a federal appeals judge from Iowa for a nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The judge, Jane Kelly of the St. Louis-based 8th U.S.…

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

Initially convicted by a federal jury in a bankruptcy fraud case related to a client real estate developer’s financial collapse, an Arkansas attorney is now in the clear.

After the…

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

The birth-control mandate under the Affordable Care Act amounts to a substantial burden for a residential-care facility that claims to have an integral Christian identity, a three-judge panel from 8th…

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

A federal appeals court has ruled that parents have no constitutional right to send their children to the public school of their choice.

The St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court…

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

A Jones Day partner won’t have to make a training video explaining the impropriety of excessive deposition interruptions as a result of a ruling by a federal appeals court.

The…

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

A federal appeals court has questioned the Supreme Court’s abortion standards while striking down a strict North Dakota abortion law that generally banned abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat…

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

A federal judge exceeded his authority when he ordered a defendant to refrain from unprotected sex after his release from prison, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The St. Louis-based…

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

A former employee who claimed disability discrimination by Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice won’t be able to pursue her case, according to a federal appeals court.

The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th…

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

When Philip Ransom told Kansas City, Missouri, police that his van had been backfiring, they didn’t believe him.

“No, it’s not. Our window’s shot out!” responded officer Tyrone Phillips. But,…

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