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2 The Current 8 th Circuit Active Judges Hon. William Jay Riley, Chief Judge - Omaha, NE - Appointed August 3, 2001

3 The Current 8 th Circuit Senior Judges Hon. Myron H. Bright - Fargo, ND - Appointed June 7, 1968 Hon. Pasco M. Bowman - Kansas City, MO - Appointed July 19, 1983 Hon. C. Arlen Beam - Lincoln, NE - Appointed November 9, 1987 Hon. Michael J. Melloy - Cedar Rapids, IA - Appointed February 14, 2002

4 Jurisdiction Original Jurisdiction Present Day

5 Notable Judges Theodore McMillian First African American Missouri Circuit Judge, St. Louis City, 22nd Judicial District, Missouri Court of Appeals Judge, Eastern District, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Judge,

6 Notable Judges Joseph W. Woodrough Holds longest serving record for federal judge. Served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit from 1933 until Appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt

7 Notable Judges Diana Murphy First female judge in the 8 th circuit court of appeals. Appointed by President Bill Clinton in October 11, 1994 First Judge in the 8 th circuit court to be appointed by a liberal President.

8 Notable Cases Sharon Y. Sanders v. Lee County School District No. 1 and Board Members Claims of race discrimination and constructive discharge against the Lee County School District No. 1 and individual members of the County's Board of Education. The jury awarded $10,000 in compensatory damages on the race discrimination claim, $60,825 in wages and fringe benefits on the constructive discharge claim, and a total of $8,000 Total request of attorney fee $46,735.82, District only awarded 3,333 Descion reversed by Judges Bye and Melloy, Circuit Judges

9 Notable Cases Planned Parenthood Case South Dakota required a suicide advisory to be given by physicians to patients getting abortions. By forcing doctors to inform women that abortion subjects them to a risk which the record medical evidence refutes, the suicide advisory places an undue burden on a pregnant woman's due process rights and violates a doctor's First Amendment right against compelled speech. The district court's order enjoining the suicide advisory should therefore be affirmed. Descion reversed by Judges Riley, Chief Judge, Wollman, Loken, Murphy, Bye, Melloy, Smith, Colloton, Gruender, Benton and Shepherd

10 Notable Cases NFL Lockout Case In March 2011, members of the National Football League commenced a lockout of players after bargaining to an impasse with the National Football League Players Association. Brady Suit The settlement as reflected in the new CBA included some $900 million in increased benefits for retired NFL players.

11 References Larson, J. E. (1997). Tribute to Judge Theodore McMillian. Wash. UJ Urb. & Contemp. L., 52,

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