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Evening Oral Arguments

On Monday, February 13, the Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case State of Iowa v. Tipton during a special evening session in the Supreme Court Courtroom on the fourth floor of the Judicial Branch Building, 1111 East Court Avenue.

The session is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. The evening session is an opportunity for Iowa residents, who may not be able to attend the court's regular morning and afternoon sessions, to watch the court conduct oral arguments.

The court will hear attorneys argue in one case:

State of Iowa vs. Eddie Tipton, case no. 15-1515, from Polk County District Court

Defendant appeals from his convictions for passing a lottery ticket with the intent to defraud and for tampering with lottery equipment with the intent to influence the winnings. Defendant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence to support the convictions, argues the charges should have been dismissed as time barred under Iowa Code section 802.5, and claims there were numerous trial errors.

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