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Opinions of the Iowa Supreme Court 


As a general proposition, the supreme court files opinions on Fridays. Opinions, when filed, are available at 8:15 a.m.  For your convenience, the Judicial Branch offers a free e-mail notification service for Supreme Court opinions, Court of Appeals opinions, press releases and orders.  


Opinions are also available in the supreme court clerk's office for public inspection.  Copies may be purchased from the clerk at 50 cents per page. 



Opinions Expected  


A list of cases on which the Supreme Court is expected to rule will be filed at 8:30 a.m. on the Thursday preceding each opinion filing day. 



Most Recent Opinions 


Notice:  The opinions posted on this site are slip opinions only.  Under the Rules of Appellate Procedure a party has a limited number of days to request a rehearing after the filing of an opinion.  Also, all slip opinions are subject to modification or correction by the court.  Therefore, opinions on this site are not to be considered the final decisions of the court.  The official published opinions of the Iowa Supreme Court are those published in the North Western Reporter published by the West Publishing Company. 



Opinions Archive 


This archive contains opinions from 1998 to the present.  Summaries of opinions are available for opinions filed between 1998 to November 19, 2004 only.  


Opinions released before April 2006 and available in the archives are posted in Word format.  Opinions released after April 2006 are posted to the website in PDF (Portable Document Format).   Note:  To open a PDF you must have the free Acrobat Reader installed.  PDF format preserves the original appearance of a document without requiring you to possess the software that created that document.  For more information about PDF read:   Using the Adobe Reader.  












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