The Current 8 th Circuit Active Judges Hon. William Jay Riley, Chief Judge - Omaha, NE - Appointed August 3, 2001
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
Jurisdiction Original Jurisdiction 1891-1921 Present Day
Notable Judges Theodore McMillian First African American Missouri Circuit Judge, St. Louis City, 22nd Judicial District, 1956 - 1972 Missouri Court of Appeals Judge, Eastern District, 1972 - 1978 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Judge, 1978 - 2006
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 1977. Appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt
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.
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
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
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.
References http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf/page/courts_of_appeals.html http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov/active-and-senior-judges Larson, J. E. (1997). Tribute to Judge Theodore McMillian. Wash. UJ Urb. & Contemp. L., 52, 53. http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf/page/judges_milestones.html http://media.ca8.uscourts.gov/opndir/12/07/093231 http://media.ca8.uscourts.gov/opndir/12/02/103240 http://media.ca8.uscourts.gov/opndir/13/09/122487