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The Iowa Supreme Court in Primetime

by Ryan Koopmans | March 4, 2014

By Ryan Koopmans

Tonight, at 7:00 p.m., the Iowa Supreme Court will hear arguments in Godfrey v. Branstad. The case is interesting, and since the Iowa Supreme Court normally holds its arguments during the day, this  nighttime session gives Central Iowa the rare opportunity to see the justices in action.

There’s also a reception after the arguments that will be attended by the lawyers, the justices, and the law clerks.  So come; bring a date.  And if you have time to spare between now and 7:00, you can peruse the parties’ briefs.

Godfrey’s Opening Brief
Branstad’s Opening Brief
Godfrey’s Reply Brief
National Governors Association, as amicus curiae (“friend of the court”)

(Disclosure: Nyemaster Goode submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the National Governors Association)

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