|Cape Girardeau||MO||63703-6235||Missouri Eastern District Court||Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Sr. United States Courthouse555 Independence Street, 2nd Floor Cape Girardeau MO 63703-6235||moed.uscourts.gov||573-331-8800|
|Cape Girardeau||MO||63703-6235||Missouri Eastern Probation Office||Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Sr. United States Courthouse555 Independence Street, Room 1100 Cape Girardeau MO 63703-6235||moep.uscourts.gov||573-331-8980|
|Cape Girardeau||MO||63701-7330||Missouri Eastern Federal Public Defender||325 Broadway Street Cape Girardeau MO 63701-7330||573-339-0242|
|Cape Girardeau||MO||63703-6235||Missouri Eastern Pretrial Services||Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Sr. United States Courthouse555 Independence Street, Room 1200 Cape Girardeau MO 63703-6235||moept.uscourts.gov||573-331-8880|
|Jefferson City||MO||65101||Missouri Western Federal Public Defender||221 Bolivar Street, Room 104 Jefferson City MO 65101||mow.fd.org||573-636-8747|
|Jefferson City||MO||65101-1557||Missouri Western Prob/Pretrial Office||Christopher S. Bond United States Courthouse 80 Lafayette Street, Room 203 Jefferson City MO 65101-1557||mow.uscourts.gov||573-634-3293|
|Jefferson City||MO||65101-1557||Missouri Western District Court||Christopher S. Bond United States Courthouse 80 Lafayette Street Jefferson City MO 65101-1557||mow.uscourts.gov||573-636-4015|
|Jefferson City||MO||65101-1557||Missouri Western Bankruptcy Court||Christopher S. Bond United States Courthouse 80 Lafayette Street, Suite 1212 Jefferson City MO 65101-1557||mow.uscourts.gov||573-636-4015|
|Kansas City||MO||64106||Missouri Western Bankruptcy Court||Charles Evans Whittaker United States Courthouse 400 East Ninth Street Kansas City MO 64106||mow.uscourts.gov||816-512-5000|
|Kansas City||MO||64106-1910||Missouri Western Federal Public Defender||Scarritt Building 818 Grand Avenue, Suite 300 Kansas City MO 64106-1910||mow.fd.org||816-471-8282|
|Kansas City||MO||64106||Eighth Circuit Librarian||Charles Evans Whittaker United States Courthouse 400 East Ninth Street, Room 9440 Kansas City MO 64106||ca8.uscourts.gov||816-512-5790|
|Kansas City||MO||64106||Missouri Western Prob/Pretrial Office||Charles Evans Whittaker United States Courthouse 400 East Ninth Street, Room 4510 Kansas City MO 64106||mow.uscourts.gov||816-512-1300|
|Kansas City||MO||64106||Missouri Western District Court||Charles Evans Whittaker United States Courthouse 400 East Ninth Street, Room 1510 Kansas City MO 64106||mow.uscourts.gov||816-512-5000|
|Springfield||MO||65806-2515||Missouri Western District Court||United States Courthouse 222 North John Q. Hammons Parkway, Room 1400 Springfield MO 65806-2515||mow.uscourts.gov||417-865-3869|
|Springfield||MO||65806-2515||Missouri Western Prob/Pretrial Office||United States Courthouse 222 North John Q. Hammons Parkway, Suite 1200 Springfield MO 65806-2515||mow.uscourts.gov||417-831-4494|
|Springfield||MO||65806-2561||Missouri Western Federal Public Defender||Hammons Tower 901 East Saint Louis Street, Suite 801 Springfield MO 65806-2561||mow.fd.org||417-873-9022|
|St. Louis||MO||63102-1116||Eighth Circuit Staff Attorney||Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse 111 South Tenth Street, Room 23.336 St. Louis MO 63102-1116||ca8.uscourts.gov||314-244-2889|
|St. Louis||MO||63102-1116||Eighth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel||Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse 111 South Tenth Street, Room 24.329 St. Louis MO 63102-1116||ca8.uscourts.gov||314-244-2430|
|St. Louis||MO||63102-1116||Eighth Circuit Executive||Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse 111 South Tenth Street, Room 26.325 St. Louis MO 63102-1116||ca8.uscourts.gov||314-244-2600|
|St. Louis||MO||63102-1116||Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Clerk||Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse 111 South Tenth Street, Room 24.329 St. Louis MO 63102-1116||ca8.uscourts.gov||314-244-2400|
|St. Louis||MO||63102-1116||Missouri Eastern Pretrial Services||Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse 111 South Tenth Street, Suite 6.345 St. Louis MO 63102-1116||moept.uscourts.gov||314-244-7000|
|St. Louis||MO||63102-1116||Eighth Circuit Librarian||Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse 111 South Tenth Street, Room 22.300 St. Louis MO 63102-1116||ca8.uscourts.gov||314-244-2665|
|St. Louis||MO||63102-1116||Missouri Eastern District Court||Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse 111 South Tenth Street, Room 3.300 St. Louis MO 63102-1116||moed.uscourts.gov||314-244-7900|
|St. Louis||MO||63102-1116||Missouri Eastern Probation Office||Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse 111 South Tenth Street, Suite 2.325 St. Louis MO 63102-1116||moep.uscourts.gov||314-244-6700|
|St. Louis||MO||63102-1116||Missouri Eastern Bankruptcy Court||Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse 111 South Tenth Street, 4th Floor St. Louis MO 63102-1116||moeb.uscourts.gov||314-244-4500|
|St. Louis||MO||63101-2000||Missouri Eastern Federal Public Defender||1010 Market Street, Room 200 St. Louis MO 63101-2000||314-241-1255|
Missouri Federal Courts – Locations, Hours & Phone Numbers
The Missouri Federal Courts are the highest judicial authority in Missouri. It was instituted in 1820, and its main base of operations is located in the capital of the state, Jefferson City. Despite being located in Jefferson City, there is an Eastern District and Western District set up to better handle caseloads. Missouri residents voted to give certain powers to the high court, so even as part of the judicial branch, it has a foundation of democracy. The Missouri Federal Courts have heard a number of historic cases dealing with serious issues, and the following are just three of many case examples:
- Doe v. Phillips, 194 S.W.3d 837 (Mo. banc 2006) dealt with the sex offender registry.
- Missouri ex rel. Gaines v. Canada, 342 Mo. 121, 113 S.W.2d 783 (1938), 305 U.S. 337 (1938) ruled on facets of racial segregation.
- Missouri v. Seibert, 93 S.W.3d 700 (Mo. banc 2002), 542 U.S. 600 (2004) tackled procedure concerning confessions and the Miranda Rights.
The Cases Heard by the Missouri Federal Court
According to Article V, Section 3 of the Missouri Constitution, the Missouri Federal Courts have exclusive judicial authority over five important areas. The first, and one of the most serious, is the death penalty for cases tried on the state court level. Also, the state’s federal court handles anything to do with Missouri’s revenue laws. Third, if a challenge arises to a politicians right to hold office, then it is the high court’s responsibility to rule. Next, the legality of the state’s constitutional provision or statute. Finally, it can make rulings on any treaty or statute of the country.
Information Available to the Public Concerning the Missouri Federal Court
There are a number of things online for the Missouri Federal Court system. Anything available in person, including forms, can found or downloaded off of either the Eastern District website or the Western District website. There is also a link available to check the status of federal court cases, which can be accessed by clicking here. The daily business of the court is available online as well, such as docket information, court locator search functions and media information. There is even a section available for anyone seeking employment. For additional information, click on the hyperlinked text to be taken to each of the respective websites.