After two previous terms marked by historic turnover due to retirements, deaths, and new appointments, the Iowa Supreme Court closed the books on the 2020-21 term last month with all seven justices serving the entire term. Thus it's possible to observe some trends...
Iowa Supreme Court rejects Planned Parenthood’s constitutional challenge to Iowa law preventing abortion providers from accessing grant funds for sexual education programs
In 2019, the Iowa General Assembly passed a law adding funding conditions that barred abortion providers from participating in two federally funded educational grant programs. These programs focus on educating Iowa’s youth on sexual education, including pregnancy...
Iowa Supreme Court holds that signed liability waiver does not protect zip line operator from claims of “gross negligence”
During a visit to the Mt. Crescent Ski Area in Honey Creek, Iowa, Thomas Lukken stepped off an elevated platform and whizzed down a zip line only to be met with a crash at the end, fracturing his neck. The Iowa Supreme Court ruled this term in Lukken v. Century, Inc....
Iowa Supreme Court expected to release opinions in four cases Friday — 20 cases remain to be decided this term
Opinions in four cases are expected to be released by the Iowa Supreme Court Friday, June 4. With those four cases decided, 20 cases that were argued in the 2020-21 term remain to be decided. Go to On Brief’s Cases in the Pipeline page and click on the “Cases Argued”...
Iowa Supreme Court expected to release opinions in two cases Friday
Opinions in two cases are expected to be released by the Iowa Supreme Court Friday, March 26. Following are On Brief’s previously published summaries of the cases. Go to On Brief’s Cases in the Pipeline page to read briefs filed with the Court in these appeals. State...
Iowa Supreme Court sends case on “protectionist” legislation back to trial court with pointed language about legislative logrolling
Iowa Supreme Court to hear arguments in two cases March 22
In a Wapello County case, Iowa Supreme Court parses settlement agreement language on ‘derelict’ vehicles
Iowa Supreme Court to hear arguments in 11 cases Feb. 21 and 22
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