Iowa Supreme Court to Visit Seven High Schools and Community College Classes in Council Bluffs Area PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Iowa Judicial Branch   
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:43

Des Moines, March 5, 2012 — On Thursday, March 8, members of the Iowa Supreme Court will visit seven Council Bluffs area high schools and also classes at Iowa Western Community College to talk with students about the role of the courts. In Council Bluffs, the justices will visit with students at Jefferson, Lincoln, and St. Albert High Schools and the Iowa School for the Deaf. Justices will also visit Glenwood High School and Treynor High School.


In addition to the school visits, the court will hold a special session in Council Bluffs on the evening of Wednesday, March 7. The court will hear oral arguments in two cases at the Iowa Western Community College Arts Center. This session begins at 7 p.m. As always, oral arguments are open to the public. A public reception with the justices, sponsored by the Pottawattamie County Bar Association, will follow the oral arguments.


High school visit schedule March 8, 2012:

8:30 a.m.—Chief Justice Mark Cady will visit The Iowa School for the Deaf

8:30 a.m.—Justice Daryl Hecht will visit Council Bluffs Lincoln High School

8:40 a.m.—Justice Thomas Waterman will visit Council Bluffs Lewis Central High School

9:00 a.m.—Justice David Wiggins will visit Council Bluffs Jefferson High School

8:50 a.m.—Justice Edward Mansfield will visit Glenwood High School

9:30 a.m.—Justice Brent Appel will visit St. Albert High School

10:30 a.m.—Justices Wiggins and Waterman will visit Iowa Western Community College

1:00 p.m.—Justice Mansfield will visit Treynor High School


Special session:

Wednesday, March 7 at 7 p.m.

Iowa Western Community College Arts Center

2700 College Road

Council Bluffs, Iowa


The court will hear attorneys argue in two cases:

Mall Real Estate v. City of Hamburg

Plaintiff, Mall Real Estate, asked the Iowa District Court for Fremont County to declare that the City of Hamburg's "sexually-oriented business" ordinance either did not apply to plaintiff's business or that it was an unconstitutional regulation and could not be enforced against plaintiff's business. The district court found the ordinance did apply to plaintiff's business and that it was a constitutional regulation. Plaintiff appeals the district court determination.


The lawyers for Mall Real Estate are: Brian B. Vakulskas and Daniel P. Vakulskas, Sioux City, and W. Andrew McCullough, Utah. The lawyer for the City of Hamburg is Raymond R. Aranza, Cedar Rapids.


American Civil Liberties Union v. Atlantic School District

Petitioner, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), seeks additional information regarding discipline imposed on two school district employees after a "locker room strip search" of five female students. The Atlantic School District claims Iowa law does not require public disclosure of such job performance documents. The ACLU argues the Iowa Court of Appeals incorrectly interpreted a recent legislative amendment that should have permitted disclosure of the disciplinary action.


The lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union is: Randall C. Wilson, Des Moines. The lawyers for the Atlantic Community School District are: Brett S. Nitzschke, and Emily K. Ellingson, Cedar Rapids.
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