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Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments at Des Moines Hoover High School
Des Moines, August 29,
2017— On Tuesday,
September 19, the Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments at the Des Moines
Hoover High School auditorium, 4800 Aurora Avenue. The oral arguments are open
to the public and will begin at 7 p.m.
The court will hear attorneys
argue the case of State of Iowa v. Bion Blake Ingram, from Jasper
Case context: Defendant Bion
Ingram appeals his conviction for possession of methamphetamine, arguing that
law enforcement's warrantless search of a closed container during an inventory
of his impounded vehicle violated his right to be protected from unreasonable
search and seizure under the Iowa Constitution. In a 1981 case, State v.
Roth, the Iowa Supreme Court found no reasonable expectation of privacy in
a paper sack under similar vehicle inventory circumstances. The container in
this case was a black cloth bag similar to a container for holding sunglasses
or other small items.
Attorneys' briefs for the
cases and a guide to oral arguments are posted on the Iowa Judicial Branch
website at: http://www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Courts/Supreme_Court/Hoover_High_School/index.asp
A public reception with the
supreme court justices will follow the oral arguments in the high school
Note to Editors: News media are invited to attend the
oral arguments. Court rules apply regarding still camera, video camera, audio
recording devices, and other electronic devices used during the oral arguments.
Information on expanded media coverage is available on the Iowa Judicial Branch
website at: http://www.iowacourts.gov/For_the_Media/Expanded_News_Media_Coverage/
The Iowa Court Rules
regarding cameras and other electronic devices in courtrooms are on the Iowa
Legislature website at: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/ACO/CR/LINC/04-30-2014.chapter.25.pdf.
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Moines, IA 50319