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News Release

January 25, 2017

Contact: Steve Davis, Court Communications Director, (515)725-8058 or steve.davis@iowacourts.gov

Iowa Supreme Court Schedules Special Evening Session in Des Moines

Des Moines, January 25, 2017 The Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case State of Iowa v. Eddie Raymond Tipton during a special evening session in Des Moines, Monday, February 13, at 7:00 p.m. in the Supreme Court Courtroom on the fourth floor of the Judicial Branch Building, 1111 East Court Avenue.

The evening session is open to the public and provides 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.

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.

Attorneys' briefs for the case and a guide to oral arguments are posted on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at:

http://www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Courts/Supreme_Court/Evening_Oral_Argument/

Proceedings will be streamed live from the Iowa Judicial Branch website at: http://www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Courts/Supreme_Court/Oral_Argument_Videos/.

A public reception with the supreme court justices will follow the oral arguments on the second floor of the Judicial Branch Building.

For more information, visit the Iowa Supreme Court page on the Judicial Branch website at: http://www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Courts/Supreme_Court/

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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