Iowa Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Burlington PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 October 2013 13:28

Des Moines, October 14, 2013 — On Tuesday, November 5, the Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Burlington, Iowa. The proceeding will take place in the Edward Stone Middle School auditorium, 3000 Mason Road. The session will begin at 7 p.m.


The court will hear lawyers argue in two cases:


Palmer College of Chiropractic v. Davenport Civil Rights Commission and Aaron Cannon

Aaron Cannon, blind since birth, began the Bachelor of Science program at Palmer College in 2004. The college had in place technical standards for admission and graduation providing that students have sufficient use of vision to perform chiropractic and general physical examinations. Palmer College denied Cannon's request for a sighted assistant, and Cannon filed a complaint of discrimination based on disability. On appeal Cannon argues the district court incorrectly concluded that the vision requirement was reasonably necessary for the chiropractic curriculum and that a sighted assistant would fundamentally alter the nature of the chiropractic program.


Joseph DeMocko, et al. vs. Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Iowa Code chapter 483A governs the terms and conditions under which individuals may hunt and fish in Iowa. Non-residents pay a higher license fee than residents and are subject to various restrictions. Appellants argue that the district court incorrectly concluded that they are not Iowa residents for the purposes of chapter 483A and that limiting landowner hunting licenses only to Iowa residents, as defined in chapter 483A, is unconstitutional.


Note to News Media

News media are invited to attend the oral arguments. Court rules apply regarding still camera, video camera, and audio recording devices used during the oral arguments. Information on expanded media coverage is available on the Iowa Judicial Branch Website at


The Iowa Court Rules regarding cameras and other electronic devices in the courtroom is on the Iowa Legislature website at (the first page is blank).



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