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Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Dubuque
Moines, March 19, 2013 —On
Wednesday, April 10, the Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in
Dubuque, Iowa. The proceeding will take place in Loras College Marie Graber
Ballroom in the Alumni Campus Center, 1450 Alta Vista Street. The session will
begin at 7 p.m.
court will hear lawyers argue in two cases:
Dorshkind v. Oak Park
Place of Dubuque
an employee at the Oak Park assisted-living facility, made a complaint to
fellow workers about co-employees having an affair and forging required
training documents. Oak Park investigated, concluded the allegations to be
untrue, and fired Dorshkind. Dorshkind sued for wrongful termination and
won. Oak Park contends the trial court and the Iowa Court of Appeals erred
in finding the termination of Dorshkind violated public policy.
State v. Thompson
was convicted of second degree murder. He argues the trial court was wrong
to deny his request to review the victim's mental health records, claiming that
if the records showed the victim had a mean or manipulative disposition, the
records would be relevant to his defense against the murder
charge. Defendant also claims the Iowa legislature's revision of the Iowa
Code made in response to the supreme court's decision in State v. Cashen is unconstitutional.
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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/News_Service/Expanded_Media_Coverage/.
Iowa Court Rules regarding cameras and other electronic devices in the
courtroom is on the Iowa Legislature website at
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