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Oral Argument/Case Submission Calendar (2017-18 Term)


July 11, 2017 (Summer)

September 13-14

September 15 (University of Iowa)

September 19 (Hoover H.S.)

September 20 (Constitution Day)

October 12 (Davenport)

October 17-18

November 2 (Cedar Falls)

November 13-14

December 12-13

January 17-18, 2018

February 12 (Des Moines evening session)

February 13-14

March 6-7

March 22 (Drake University)

April 3 (Knoxville)

April 10

Oral and Nonoral Submissions


Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7 P.M. @ Davenport Central  H.S. Performing Arts Center, 1120 Main St.

15-1543  15-15-5

Further Review


State of Iowa


Carlos Ariel Gomez Garcia

Louis S. Sloven - Applicant

Courtney T. Wilson - Resister


 Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 9 A.M.

15-2143  15-15-5

Further Review


Wilma Jean Kellogg


City of Albia, Iowa

Zachary C. Priebe - Resister

Jeffrey S. Carter  Resister

Sarah E. Crane - Applicant

Michael C. Richards - Applicant

16-1462  15-15-5


Mark Griffioen, Joyce Ludvicek, Mike Ludvicek, Sandra Skelton, and Brian Vanous, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated,


Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway Company, Alliant Energy Corporation,

Union Pacific Railroad Company, and Union Pacific Corporation.

Sam Sheronick - Appellants

C. Brooks Cutter - Appellants

John R. Parker Jr. - Appellants

Russell G. Petti - Appellants

Edward A. Wallace - Appellants

Eric J. Ratinoff - Appellants

Kevin H. Collins - Appellees

Sarah J. Gayer - Appellees

Timothy R. Thornton - Appellees

Leah Ceee O. Boomsma - Appellees

Bruce E. Johnson - Appellees

Charles T. Hvass Jr. - Appellees

Alice E. Loughran - Appellees

17-0920  Nonoral

Further Review


In the Interest of L.H.,

Minor Child.

R.H. Father.

Kathryn K. Lang - Resister

Sara Strain Linder  - Resister

Mark J. Neary - Applicant

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 1:30 P.M.

16-1658  15-15-5


City of Eagle Grove, Iowa


Cahalan Investments, L.L.C.

Lynn Collins Seaba - Appellant

Eric J. Eide - Appellee

16-1732  15-15-5


In re the Detention of Nicholas Wygle

Tyler J. Buller - Appellee

Michael H. Adams - Appellant

16-2141  Nonoral


In re the Detention of Ronald Tripp

Tyler J. Buller - Appellee

Keisha F. Cretsinger - Appellee

Jill Eimermann - Appellant

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9 A.M.

16-1619  15-15-5


Guillermo Hernandez-Ruiz


State of Iowa

Nichole Miras Mordini - Appellee

Margaret A. Hanson - Appellee

Thomas J. Ogden - Appellant

16-0304  Nonoral


Laverne Edward Belk


State of Iowa

John J. Bishop - Appellant

John McCormally - Appellee

Nicholas E. Seifert - Appellee

16-1171  Nonoral


Kevin Kel Franklin


State of Iowa

Unes J. Booth - Appellant

Thomas J. Ogden - Appellee

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 1:30 P.M.

16-0624  15-15-5

Further Review


First American Bank and C.J. Land, L.L.C.


Fobian Farms, Inc., Hoover Highway Business Park, Inc., and Gateway, Ltd.

Mark A. Roberts - Resisters

Lynn W. Hartman - Resisters

Dawn M. Gibson - Resisters

Gregg A. Geerdes - Applicants

17-1110  Nonoral

Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board


Kenneth J. Smith

Patrick W. O'Bryan - Complainant

David L. Brown - Respondent

17-1338  Nonoral

Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary


Jason A. Springer

Wendell  J. Harms - Complainant

Mark McCormick - Respondent

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