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SLU Law hosts U.S. Court of Appeals

Saint Louis University School of Law will host arguments before a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Thursday morning. Judges Roger L. Wollman, South Dakota, Kermit E. Bye, North Dakota and Bobby E. Shepherd, Arkansas, will hear arguments in three cases from 9-11:30 a.m. in Scott Hall’s John K. Pruellage Courtroom. The session is open to students and the public, and a question-and-answer session for students is set to follow arguments.

The cases are: United States v. Dereld Humphrey; Eugene De Boise, Sr., et al. v. St. Louis County, Missouri, et al.; and Stephen Hoffmeyer, et al. v. Michael Porter, et al.

The Humphrey case is an appeal of the district court’s finding that Humphrey was an armed career criminal and sentencing him as such, based on prior convictions for violent felonies. The De Boise case seeks reversal and remand of a decision against the family of a mentally ill man who police attempted to subdue with a Taser and who died. And the Hoffmeyer case relates to false arrest claims.

SLU Law generally hosts the U.S. Court of Appeals biannually, and the Missouri Court of Appeals appears each year.