May 31, 2014
by G. Redd
The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled Friday that Missouri's ban on desecrating the American flag is unconstitutional. On October 20, 2009, Frank Snider was arrested for violating Missouri Revised Statute 578.095 by shredding an American flag and tossing the remnants in the street, ...[read more]
February 12, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Residents of Fremont, Nebraska, voted on Tuesday to reaffirm Ordinance 5165, which prohibits harboring, hiring or renting to undocumented immigrants. The law was initially approved in 2010, but its implementation was delayed during a federal lawsuit over the law's constitutionality. Last year a t... ...[read more]
June 30, 2013
by Blake Lynch
A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Friday ruled that a Fremont, Nebraska ordinance that bans renting to undocumented immigrants is constitutional. The panel held that the ordinance does not have an "impermissible effect by removing a class of aliens from the ...[read more]
April 27, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Friday upheld a Missouri law that bans protests within 300 feet of funerals but struck down a second broader law that would have increased the distance at which protesters to could congregate. The challenge to the laws came from members of the ...[read more]
April 12, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On April 12, 2010, Nebraska's unicameral legislature voted 40-9 to approve the Women's Health Protection Act, a bill that required an elevated level of informed consent and physician assessment of women seeking abortions in the state. The bill required physicians to ascertain whether women have ...[read more]
October 17, 2012
by Keith Herting
The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Tuesday upheld a municipality's ban on funeral protests. The court ruled that a ban on funeral protests in Manchester, Missouri, was a legitimate restriction on the First Amendment, calling it a "legitimate time, place, and manner regulation" and ...[read more]
October 4, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Thursday upheld the dismissal of a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) due to the plaintiffs' lack of standing. Although Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder and six other citizens alleged that the PPACA ...[read more]
September 12, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Tuesday reinstated a $220,000 jury verdict in a music file-sharing case against Jamie Thomas-Rasset for downloading 24 copyrighted songs. Sony BMG, Arista Records, Interscope Records, UMG Recordings, Capitol Records and Warner Bros. Records brought ...[read more]
September 6, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, sitting en banc on Wednesday, ruled that Minnesota's disclosure requirement law for political contributions is unconstitutional, reversing an earlier decision by a three-judge panel. The law reaches nearly all associations and requires that all ...[read more]
August 7, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Monday struck down a St. Louis ordinance prohibiting conduct, including speech, that impedes pedestrians or vehicular traffic. The case was brought by a member of an organization called 9/11 Questions Meetup Group after he and two other members ...[read more]

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