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Judge Vogel elected Iowa Court of Appeals chief judge

by Rox Laird | January 17, 2019

The nine-member Iowa Court of Appeals elected Judge Gayle Nelson Vogel chief judge, replacing Chief Judge David Danilson, who retired Jan. 4.

Vogel, of Spirit Lake, has served on the Court of Appeals since 1996. She becomes the ninth chief judge since the Iowa Legislature established the Iowa Court of Appeals in 1976.

The Court of Appeals reviews civil and criminal actions, post-conviction proceedings, and small-claims actions transferred to it by the Iowa Supreme Court. A decision of the Court of Appeals is final unless the Supreme Court grants further review.

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