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12 Dec, 2022

Federal Courts Explained—Eighth Circuit

2022-12-12T07:04:41-06:00December 12th, 2022|Tags: , , |

The United States federal court system is a hierarchical structure consisting of three levels: the district courts, the courts of appeals, and the Supreme Court. District courts are trial-level courts who have jurisdiction over a wide range of federal cases, including criminal cases, civil cases involving federal law, and cases involving federal agencies. The courts [...]

10 Mar, 2011

Is the Eighth Becoming the New Ninth Circuit When It Comes to Federal Sentencing Cases?

2019-03-18T18:48:05-05:00March 10th, 2011|Tags: , , , , |

There has been much ado lately about the Sixth Circuit’s current 15-game losing streak and the Ninth Circuit’s perpetual trouncing by the Supreme Court. But gone unnoticed is another losing streak, one that has been just as disrespectful to the spirit of Supreme Court precedent: the Eighth Circuit’s dismal record in sentencing cases.