Iowa Supreme Court Justice Brent Appel will retire from the Court effective June 13 after serving on the Court for 16 years. Appel, who turns 72 this year, reached the mandatory retirement age prescribed by Iowa Code Chapter 602. The Court will hold a retirement...
What the Iowa Supreme Court is doing this summer while you are on vacation
It may be the summer break for the Iowa Supreme Court, but the justices are not idle. During the months of July and August – between the end of one term and the beginning of the next – the justices take a break from hearing cases and writing opinions in order to focus...
Iowa Supreme Court Announces New Calendar
By Ryan Koopmans The Iowa Supreme Court is remaking its calendar. The Court will now hear arguments from September through April, with the goal of submitting most opinions in those cases by the end of the term, which is now June 30. The Court will be...
Municipal water utility not protected from strict liability for main breaks, Iowa Supreme Court rules
With sex-affirming surgery case declared moot by Iowa Supreme Court, resolution of constitutional questions awaits a future case
Iowa Supreme Court holds Black defendant not harmed by juror strike, but three justices object to a race-related reference in juror questioning
Iowa Supreme Court unanimously overturns 2017 Godfrey precedent establishing direct damages claims under Iowa Constitution
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