186 ABA Journal 8th Circuit Court articles.

Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to law that will end medication abortions in Arkansas
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to an Arkansas law that has the effect of ending medication abortions in the state.
Animal park must move lemurs and tigers because of Endangered Species Act violation, court says

A former zoo in Iowa must transfer its lemurs and tigers to other facilities because of a violation by the Endangered Species Act, a federal appeals court has ruled.


2 judicial nominees rated as ‘not qualified’ among group of 17 to advance to the Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced to the Senate 17 judicial nominees—including two who received “not qualified” ratings from the ABA’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary.


8th Circuit nominee Grasz confirmed by the Senate despite ABA committee’s ‘not qualified’ rating
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Leonard Steven Grasz to a seat on the St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Grassley delays vote on controversial 8th Circuit nominee to allow review of new information

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has delayed a vote on a federal appeals court nominee who received a “not qualified” rating from the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal…

ABA president defends ratings of judicial nominees after GOP senators claim liberal bias
Updated: ABA President Hilarie Bass defended an ABA committee’s ratings of judicial nominees on Wednesday after GOP senators charged in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that liberal bias could be swaying the evaluations.
ABA committee member provides context to ‘you guys’ comment in Grasz interview
Clarified: A member of the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary who interviewed Leonard Steven Grasz is providing context to a comment about "you guys" in a discussion they had during the interview process.
8th Circuit nominee answers senators’ questions on ‘not qualified’ rating
Republican senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee expressed harsh criticism of the "not qualified" rating given to a candidate for the St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals during a hearing Wednesday morning.
ABA committee explains its ‘not qualified’ rating for 8th Circuit nominee
A nominee for a federal appeals court received a “not qualified” rating from an ABA committee partly because of concerns about his commitment to precedent, according to a statement by the committee chair.
Franken opposes Stras for 8th Circuit; will confirmation hearing be held?

U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has announced he will oppose the nomination of Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras to the St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.


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.

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