DES MOINES, IOWA (January 10, 2020) — Iowa Supreme Court Acting Chief Justice David Wiggins, West Des Moines, has announced his retirement effective March 13, 2020. Acting Chief Justice Wiggins was appointed to the court in 2003. His complete biography is on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at https://www.iowacourts.gov/iowa-courts/supreme-court/justices/david-wiggins/.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 9, 2020) — Twelve Iowans applied with the State Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy on the Iowa Supreme Court that occurred upon the death of Chief Justice Mark Cady.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 9, 2019) — The Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded the Iowa Judicial Branch a three-year, $500,000 grant to establish uniform standards for Iowa’s adult problem-solving courts and to implement a long-term strategy to create a statewide system of support and accountability. Implementation of the strategy began with the recent hiring of a Statewide Problem Solving Court Coordinator.

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 27, 2019) — The State Judicial Nominating Commission, which is responsible for selecting nominees for appointment to the Iowa Supreme Court, announced today it will begin accepting applications for the vacancy on the court that occurred when Chief Justice Mark Cady passed away on November 15, 2019.

The origins of our justice system are centuries old. And for just as long of a time, attorneys and judges have grappled with how to ensure a justice system applies laws equally to all persons. American legal history from its earliest days offers examples of pro bono representation. The Latin phrase is pro bono publico, which translates into English as “for the public good.” Pro bono representation in this context means legal work performed voluntarily and without pay, using the profe

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 9, 2019) — On Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 3PM, Governor Kim Reynolds will administer the oath of office to Iowa Court of Appeals Judge Julie A Schumacher in a public ceremony in the Iowa Supreme Court Courtroom at the Iowa Judicial Building located at 1111 E Court Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa, 50319.

Judge Julie A Schumacher

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 17, 2019) — The State Judicial Nominating Commission, which is responsible for selecting nominees for appointment to the Iowa Court of Appeals, announced today it will begin accepting applications for the vacancy that will occur when Judge Amanda Potterfield retires December 25, 2019. The Commission received notice of the vacancy from Governor Reynolds on September 3, 2019.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 16, 2019) — The Constitution of the United States was ratified on September 17, 1787. In 1911, the State of Iowa was the first state to celebrate Constitution Day. To celebrate the week of Constitution Day, the Iowa Judicial Branch will join the Iowa Department of Education and The Iowa State Bar Association to present a Constitution Day program for Iowa high school students on Wednesday, September 18.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 5, 2019) —On Constitution Day, Tuesday, September 17, the Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments at the Des Moines North High School auditorium, 501 Holcomb Avenue. The oral arguments are open to the public and will begin at 7PM. A public reception with the supreme court justices will follow the oral arguments in the auditorium lobby.

The court will hear attorneys argue the case of State of Iowa v Kari Lee Fogg, from Boone County.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 14, 2019) — On Tuesday, September 10, the Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Muscatine, Iowa. The proceeding will take place in the Muscatine High School auditorium, 2705 Cedar Street. The oral arguments are open to the public and will begin at 7PM.

The court will hear attorneys argue in the following case:

State of Iowa v Lamar Cheyeene Wilson, case no 18-0564, from Johnson County District Court

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