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Loebsack Announces More Than $36,000 for Bulletproof Vests PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Thursday, 18 October 2012 07:58

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that law enforcement jurisdictions across eastern and southeastern Iowa will receive $36,553 through the U.S. Department of Justice Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP).  The BVP provides funding to state and local law enforcement jurisdictions for purchasing critical bullet-resistant body armor for law enforcement officers.

“It is vital that our law enforcement officers have the safety equipment they need to protect themselves as they protect all of us,” said Loebsack.  “This live saving funding will allow our local law enforcement to purchase the state-of-the-art bulletproof vests our officers deserve.”

Jurisdictions receiving the funding include: Albia, Bettendorf, Clinton, Coralville, Henry County, Iowa City, Keokuk, Knoxville, Lee County, Louisa County, Oskaloosa, Ottumwa, Pella, Scott County, Sigourney, and Van Buren County.

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Two Davenport Men Sentenced for Crack Cocaine Conspiracy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Val Quast   
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 09:40
DAVENPORT, IA - On October 15, 2012, Charles Edward Bateman, age 45, and Roscoe Terrell Lee, age 32, both of Davenport, Iowa, having previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, were sentenced today, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Bateman to 168 months imprisonment and eight years supervised release following imprisonment. Lee was sentenced to 190 months imprisonment and five years supervised release following imprisonment.

From approximately October 2007, until June 2011, Alon Shorter, Dale Shorter, Roscoe Lee, Charles Bateman, Charles Harrington, David Minor, and Kadar Wall conspired to distribute in excess of 2.8 kilograms of cocaine base. During the investigation, law enforcement officers made two controlled purchases of crack cocaine from co-defendant Dale Shorter. Roscoe Lee supplied in excess of 8.4 kilograms to the charged conspiracy, primarily to Alon and Dale Shorter. Law enforcement officers also made five controlled purchases of crack from Harrington and one from Bateman, who distributed crack cocaine provided by Dale and Alon Shorter.

Minor and Wall agreed to distribute crack cocaine for Dale and Alon Shorter at multiple locations in Davenport, Iowa, including an apartment on Heatherton Drive.

This case was investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Court of Appeals to Hold Arguments in State Capitol PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Iowa Judicial Branch   
Thursday, 04 October 2012 14:49

Des Moines, October 4, 2012 —On Tuesday and Wednesday, October 9 and 10, the Iowa Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the historic Supreme Court Courtroom in the Iowa State Capitol.

 

The supreme court courtroom in the Capitol was dedicated in 1886, three years after the Capitol opened. Members of the supreme court heard oral arguments and had chambers in the Capitol from 1886 to 2003 when the Judicial Branch Building opened. The Judicial Branch Building is directly south of the Capitol on Court Avenue. Members of the court of appeals heard oral arguments and had chambers in the Capitol from the time that court was organized in 1976 until 2003, when it also moved to the Judicial Branch Building.

 

The nine members of the Iowa Court of Appeals are: Chief Judge Larry J. Eisenhauer, Ankeny; Judge Gayle Nelson Vogel, Spirit Lake; Judge Anuradha Vaitheswaran, Des Moines; Judge Amanda Potterfield, Tiffin; Judge Richard H. Doyle, Des Moines; Judge David Danilson, Boone; Judge Mary Tabor, Des Moines; Judge Michael R. Mullins, Washington; and Judge Thomas Bower, Cedar Falls.

 

The Iowa Court of Appeals is an intermediate appellate court. It reviews appeals from trial court decisions that the supreme court has transferred to the court of appeals. A decision of the Iowa Court of Appeals is final unless reviewed by the Iowa Supreme Court on grant of further review. The majority of appeals filed in Iowa are decided by the court of appeals. Last year, the Iowa Court of Appeals issued 1,068 opinions.

 

As an appellate court, the Iowa Court of Appeals does not preside over trials. The court of appeals proceedings do not involve witnesses, juries, new evidence, or court reporters. Instead, the court reviews the written record of the trial court to determine whether any significant legal errors occurred.

 

Cases are decided by randomly selected three-judge panels that change in composition every three months. Cases are assigned for opinion writing randomly in equal numbers to each judge on the court. Each judge on the court authors about 100 opinions per year. This figure does not include dissents and special concurrences each judge might write. In addition, each judge reviews cases decided by the other panels of the court.

 

As always, oral arguments are open to the public.

 

The schedule for the Tuesday, October 9, Iowa Court of Appeals oral arguments in the Supreme Court Courtroom in the Iowa State Capitol is:

 

9:00 A.M.

The panel of Chief Judge Eisenhauer, Judge Vogel, and Judge Vaitheswaran will hear the cases of Brandes v. State, on appeal from Chickasaw County District Court; Kelly v. Riser, Inc., on appeal from Scott County District Court; and Faust v. Sakas, on appeal from Dubuque County District Court.

 

10:30 A.M.

The panel of Chief Judge Eisenhauer, Judge Vogel, and Judge Vaitheswaran will hear the cases of Oolman v. Icon Ag Solutions, L.L.C., on appeal from Sioux County District Court; and Jackson v. State, on appeal from Polk County District Court.

 

The panel of Chief Judge Eisenhauer, Judge Vogel, and Judge Doyle will hear the case of Moad v. Libby, on appeal from Johnson County District Court.

 

1:00 P.M.

The panel of Judge Potterfield, Judge Danilson, and Judge Tabor will hear the cases of In re Guardianship of F.W., on appeal from Dubuque County District Court; Fish v. Wapello County, on appeal from Wapello County District Court; and The Village at White Birch Town Homeowners Assoc. v. Goodman Assocs., Inc., on appeal from Polk County District Court.

 

2:30 P.M.

The panel of Judge Potterfield, Judge Danilson, and Judge Tabor will hear the cases of State v. Anderson, on appeal from Black Hawk County District Court; O'Reilly Auto Parts v. Alexander, on appeal from Polk County District Court; and Kalona Cooperative Telephone Co. v. Iowa Utilities Board, on appeal from Polk County District Court.

 

The schedule for the Wednesday, October 10, Iowa Court of Appeals oral arguments in the Supreme Court Courtroom in the Iowa State Capitol is:

 

9:00 A.M.

The panel of Judge Potterfield, Judge Doyle, and Judge Mullins will hear the case of Lanczos v. Walker, on appeal from Polk County District Court.

 

The panel of Judge Doyle, Judge Mullins, and Judge Bower will hear the case of Woodward v. Monona County Board of Supervisors, on appeal from Monona District Court.

 

10:00 A.M.

The panel of Judge Vogel, Judge Mullins, and Judge Bower will hear the cases of Effler v. State, on appeal from Polk County District Court; Sierra Club Iowa Chapter v. Iowa Department of Transportation, on appeal from Linn County District Court; and In re Marriage of Smith, on Appeal from Shelby County District Court.

 

2:30 P.M.

The panel of Chief Judge Eisenhauer, Judge Vaitheswaran, and Judge Doyle will hear the cases of Christiansen v. Iowa Board of Educational Examiners, on appeal from Johnson County District Court; State v. Scott, on appeal from Polk County District Court; and In re Estate of Burger, on appeal from Dallas County District Court.

 

Note to Editors: News media are invited to attend the oral arguments. Court rules apply regarding still camera, video camera and audio recording device use during the oral arguments. You can find information on expanded media coverage on the Judicial Branch Website at http://www.iowacourts.gov/News_Service/Expanded_Media_Coverage/.

 

The Iowa Court Rules regarding expanded media coverage are on the Iowa Legislature website at http://www.legis.state.ia.us/DOCS/ACO/CR/LINC/08-15-2012.chapter.25.pdf

 

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Iowa Supreme Court Opinions Sept 21, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Iowa Judicial Branch   
Friday, 21 September 2012 14:39
September 21, 2012

Notice: The opinions posted on this site are slip opinions only. Under the Rules of Appellate Procedure a party has a limited number of days to request a rehearing after the filing of an opinion. Also, all slip opinions are subject to modification or correction by the court. Therefore, opinions on this site are not to be considered the final decisions of the court. The official published opinions of the Iowa Supreme Court are those published in the North Western Reporter published by West Group.

Opinions released before April 2006 and available in the archives are posted in Word format. Opinions released after April 2006 are posted to the website in PDF (Portable Document Format).   Note: To open a PDF you must have the free Acrobat Reader installed. PDF format preserves the original appearance of a document without requiring you to possess the software that created that document. For more information about PDF read: Using the Adobe Reader.

For your convenience, the Judicial Branch offers a free e-mail notification service for Supreme Court opinions, Court of Appeals opinions, press releases and orders. To subscribe, click here.

NOTE: Copies of these opinions may be obtained from the Clerk of the Supreme Court, Judicial Branch Building, 1111 East Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50319, for a fee of fifty cents per page.

No. 11–1551

IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF MAGDALEN C. O'BRIEN and DENNIS R. O'BRIEN Upon the Petition of MAGDALEN C. O'BRIEN

No. 12–0339

IOWA SUPREME COURT ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY BOARD vs. SARA ANNE KERSENBROCK

 
Davenport Man Sentenced on Drug and Firearm Charges and for Violating Federal Supervised Release PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Val Quast   
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 13:43
DAVENPORT, IA – On September 14, 2012, Sedrick McKinley Hall, age 32 of Davenport, was sentenced to 54 months imprisonment for possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and violating federal supervised release, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge John A. Jarvey also ordered that Hall serve a term of three years supervised release following imprisonment.

In 2008, Hall was prosecuted in United States District Court for possessing a firearm as a felon and sentenced to 27 months imprisonment. After his release, and while under supervision by the United States Probation Office, Hall was arrested by Davenport police and Iowa DNE agents in connection with an investigation of marijuana trafficking. After using an informant to make buys of marijuana from Hall, police executed a search warrant at his residence, finding a quantity of marijuana, a Russian- made SKS 7.62mm assault rifle along with ammunition, and a quantity of synthetic marijuana. Hall subsequently was indicted in United States District court on drug and firearms charges. He also was charged with violating the terms of his supervised release. Hall pleaded guilty to all charges.

The case was investigated by the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

 
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