Des Moines, Iowa (January 24, 2019) — Nineteen Iowans have applied to fill the Iowa Supreme Court vacancy that occurred upon Justice Daryl Hecht’s retirement December 13, 2018.

Dear Colleagues:

January 22, 2018 (Des Moines, IA) – Today, the Polk County District Court ruled that Iowa’s 6- week abortion ban violates the Iowa’s state constitution and issued a permanent injunction.

As the district court ruled, the statute would have banned abortion well before viability. Indeed, the statute would have banned abortion at a stage in pregnancy before many women even know they are pregnant.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2018 Contact: Lynn Hicks | Communications Director | 515-281-6699 | Miller to announce settlement agreement with for-profit school, several AGs DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller will announce a national settlement agreement with a for-profit school. WHERE: Hoover Building, 1305 E. Walnut St., 2nd Floor DATE: Thursday, Jan. 3 TIME: Noon

At approximately 0500 hours on Friday, December 28, 2018, a LeClaire officer was patrolling a residential neighborhood in LeClaire when he spotted a suspicious vehicle that was running outside of a residence. As the officer pulled up behind it, the vehicle turned off all of its lights and sped off. The officer relocated the vehicle a short time later on a dead end in the same neighborhood.

DAVENPORT, Iowa  – I am determined. I am courageous. I am a survivor.

Join us as we rise up against sexual abuse in our communities. The annual Rising Up Against Sexual Abuse luncheon will be held Friday, October 13, at the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center. Doors open at 11 a.m. with the program beginning at noon.

Des Moines, May 23, 2018— 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 that will occur when Justice Bruce B. Zager retires September 3, 2018. The commission has sixty days to send a slate of nominees to the Governor, who makes appointments to the court.  

Oral arguments will be heard in a potential landmark court case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta this coming Tuesday, May 15 at 9:00 AM.

Maurice Walker vs. the City of Calhoun, Georgia, concerns an individual who was arrested and his contention that he was unlawfully denied the right to bail because of his inability to pay the amount indicated by a set bond schedule.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds and a broad coalition of stakeholders will host a statewide forum on public safety next month to address challenges in rural Iowa, restorative justice, improving responses to those in the criminal justice system with behavioral health needs and strengthening community supervision.

SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner took action today on the following bill:


Bill No.: HB 1560

An Act Concerning Business

Action: Signed

Effective: July 1, 2017

Bill No.: HB 1783