Iowa Supreme Court to hear arguments in one appeal April 8

The Iowa Supreme Court will hear an oral argument Thursday in one case that had originally been scheduled to be argued at the Drake University Law School. The case will be argued in the Supreme Court Courtroom in the Judicial Branch Building, and livestreamed on the Court’s YouTube channel. Go to On Brief’s read more


March 2024 Opinion Roundup

The Iowa Supreme Court entered opinions in ten cases during March 2024. These opinions are summarized below.

Iowa Supreme Court sends ‘stand your ground’ case back for new trial

Lasondra Johnson was tried for first-degree murder for the shooting death of Jada Young-Mills outside a Waterloo residence. Johnson argued she acted in self defense and the shooting was justified under Iowa’s “stand your ground” law that says a person is justified in the use of reasonable force in the belief that such …



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