Iowa Supreme Court Justice Susan Christensen, who was selected by her colleagues on the Court to become Chief Justice, will be the first chief justice to serve just a two-year term under a new statute enacted by the Iowa General Assembly in 2019. Prior to the passage...
Transformation of Iowa Supreme Court continues with Dana Oxley’s appointment
With the appointment of Cedar Rapids attorney Dana Oxley, the Supreme Court is one step closer to a historic transformation. On Jan 28, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of Oxley to replace the late Chief Justice Mark Cady. Oxley, 52, has practiced law at...
District Associate Judge Ahlers of Fort Dodge appointed to Iowa Court of Appeals
Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed Paul Ahlers of Fort Dodge to the Iowa Court of Appeals, replacing Judge Amanda Potterfield, who will retire in December. Ahlers is a District Associate judge in Judicial Election District 2B. He previously practiced law in Spencer, Fort...
New chief judge elected, and other changes on the Iowa Court of Appeals
The Iowa Court of Appeals is changing with retirements and the arrival of new members. Judge Thomas Bower of Cedar Falls has been elected chief judge of the appeals court, the Judicial Branch announced Oct. 10. Judge Bower, appointed to the court in 2012, replaces...
Two judges appointed to Iowa Court of Appeals by Governor Reynolds
Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed Marshalltown attorney Sharon Soorholtz Greer and Polk County District Judge David May to the Iowa Court of Appeals May 29. They replace former Chief Judge David Danilson, who retired in January, and Judge Christopher McDonald, who was...
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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