DES MOINES, IOWA (March 25, 2019) — On Friday, April 5, at 3PM, Governor Kim Reynolds will administer the oath of office to Iowa Supreme Court Justice Christopher McDonald in a public ceremony in the supreme court courtroom in the Judicial Branch Building, 1111 E Court Ave, Des Moines. Justice McDonald will fill the vacancy that resulted from the resignation of Justice Daryl Hecht.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 25, 2019) — The ACLU of Iowa has filed an appeal on behalf of Adam Klein, the attorney for the family of Autumn Steele, who was shot by a Burlington, Iowa police officer and killed in 2015. The appeal addresses the Burlington Police Department and Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation’s refusal to release body-camera and other public information documenting the incident.

WASHINGTON DC (March 21, 2019) — Warning that overburdened, underfunded, and — consequently, at times — incompetent public-defenders jeopardize the Sixth Amendment’s assurance of the right to a fair trial when they fail to present an adequate defense for those too poor to hire a competent attorney, The Rutherford Institute has asked the U.S

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 18, 2019) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller filed a lawsuit Monday to shut down an alleged puppy-laundering ring, including dissolving two “pet rescue” non-profits accused of exporting designer-dogs from Iowa to pet-shops in other states.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 15, 2019) — Thirty Iowans have applied with the State Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the two vacancies on the Iowa Court of Appeals that occurred when Chief Judge David Danilson retired on January 4, 2019 and Judge Christopher McDonald filled the Supreme Court vacancy on March 7, 2019.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK  — Citing the US Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Clinton v Jones (1997), in which a unanimous Court held that the president is not above the law and may be sued for misconduct committed outside of his official duties, a New York appeals-court has rejected President Trump’s request to dismiss or delay a defamation l

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 7, 2019) — Today the ACLU of Iowa and the ACLU’s nation Smart Justice Project released a report — the first-ever analysis of its kind — that details how Iowa’s rate of incarceration is spiraling out of control.

WASHINGTON DC (March 7, 2019) — Weighing in on a First Amendment case that could have significant ramifications for online communications and controversial art forms, The Rutherford Institute has come to the defense of a rap artist who was charged with making terrorist threats after posting a rap song critical of police on Facebook and

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 7, 2019) — On Tuesday, April 2, the Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Forest City, Iowa. The proceeding will take place in the Boman Fine Arts Center, 225 John K. Hanson Drive. The oral arguments are open to the public and will begin at 7PM.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 29, 2019) — The Iowa Attorney General’s Office is asking a judge to shut down several Quad Cities-based advertising companies that are accused of continuing to defraud small businesses across the nation.

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