October 29, 2013
Contact: Steve Davis, Court
Communications Officer, (515)725-8058 or email@example.com
Iowa Supreme Court Justices to meet
with Burlington Area Students
Des Moines, October 29, 2013 —On Wednesday, November 6, members of the Iowa Supreme Court
will visit five Burlington area high schools and the community college to meet
with students and discuss the role of the courts. In Burlington, the justices
will visit Burlington, West Burlington and Notre Dame high schools and
Southeastern Iowa Community College. Justices will also visit Danville and
Mediapolis high schools.
High School/Community College visit
schedule for Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Justice Daryl Hecht will visit West
Burlington High School at 8:30 a.m.
Justice David Wiggins will visit
Burlington Notre Dame High School at 8:50 a.m.
Chief Justice Mark Cady will visit
Burlington High School at 9:05 a.m.
Justice Thomas Waterman will visit
Mediapolis High School at 9:15 a.m.
Justice Brent Appel
will visit Danville High School at 9:30 a.m.
Justice Bruce Zager
will visit Southeastern Iowa Community College at 10:00 a.m.
In addition to the school visits,
the supreme court will hold a special session in Burlington on Tuesday evening
November 5. During the special session, the court will hear oral arguments in
two cases in the auditorium at Edward Stone Middle School, 3000 Mason
Road. The session begins at 7 p.m. As always, oral arguments are open to
the public. A public reception with the justices, sponsored by the Des Moines
County Bar Association, will follow the oral arguments in the auditorium lobby.
Tuesday, November 5, at 7:00 p.m.
Edward Stone Middle School
3000 Mason Road
The Iowa Supreme Court will hear
lawyers argue in two cases:
Palmer College of Chiropractic v.
Davenport Civil Rights Commission and Aaron Cannon
Aaron Cannon, blind since birth,
began the Bachelor of Science program at Palmer College in 2004. The college
had in place technical standards for admission and graduation providing that
students have sufficient use of vision to perform chiropractic and general
physical examinations. Palmer College denied Cannon's request for a sighted
assistant, and Cannon filed a complaint of discrimination based on disability.
On appeal Cannon argues the district court incorrectly concluded that the
vision requirement was reasonably necessary for the chiropractic curriculum and
that a sighted assistant would fundamentally alter the nature of the chiropractic
et al. vs. Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Iowa Code chapter 483A governs the
terms and conditions under which individuals may hunt and fish in Iowa.
Non-residents pay a higher license fee than residents and are subject to
various restrictions. Appellants argue that the district court incorrectly
concluded that they are not Iowa residents for the purposes of chapter 483A and
that limiting landowner hunting licenses only to Iowa residents, as defined in
chapter 483A, is unconstitutional.
For more information about the oral
Attorneys' briefs for the two cases
and a "Guide to Oral Arguments" are posted on the Iowa Judicial
Branch website at:
Note to news media
News media are invited to attend the
oral arguments. Court rules apply regarding still camera, video camera, and
audio recording 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_Media_Coverage
The Iowa Court Rules regarding
cameras and other electronic devices in the courtroom are on the Iowa
Legislature website at:
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