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Supreme Court Justices to Visit Schools in Sioux City Area
Des Moines, March 7,
2013 —On Wednesday,
March 13, members of the Iowa Supreme Court will visit five Sioux City area
high schools and a college to talk with students about the role of the courts.
The justices will visit Sioux City North High School, Sioux City West High
School, Westwood High School in Sloan, Maple Valley High School in Mapleton,
OABCIG High School in Ida Grove, and Morningside College.
School/College visit schedule Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Justice Mark Cady will visit Sioux City North High School at 8:30
David Wiggins will visit Sioux City West High School at 9:00 a.m.
Bruce Zager will visit Maple Valley High School in Mapleton at 10:00
Thomas Waterman will visit Westwood High School in Sloan at 10:30 a.m.
Daryl Hecht will visit Morningside College at 10:30 a.m.
Brent Appel will visit OABCIG High School in Ida
Grove at 12:40 p.m.
addition to the school visits, the supreme court will hold a special session in
Sioux City on Tuesday evening. During the special session, the court will hear
oral arguments in two cases at Morningside College Eppley
Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue. 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 Woodbury County Bar Association, will follow the oral
arguments in Levitt Gallery, connected to Eppley
March 12, at 7:00 p.m.
College Eppley Auditorium
Iowa Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases.
the Matter of the Estate of Lois L. Hord
this case the Iowa Supreme Court will settle the law on issues arising from the
transfer of real property subject to a spendthrift trust. Iowa law recognizes
the validity of spendthrift trusts, which "restrain both voluntary and
involuntary transfer, assignment, and encumbrance of the beneficiary's
interest" in the trust. Appellants seek to invalidate transfers they made
of their future interests in farm land to their aunt, who held a life estate
interest in the land under her husband's will.
lawyers for the appellants are Christine B. Long and Lynn M. Gaumer, Des Moines. The lawyers for appellees
are Patrick L. Sealey, Joel D. Vos,
and Allyson C. Dirksen, Sioux City.
this case the Iowa Supreme Court will consider whether an anonymous citizen's
tip called into the 911 dispatcher was sufficient for a law officer's
investigatory stop of appellant's vehicle. The stop resulted in a second
offense OWI conviction. Appellant argues the court should have allowed him to
present evidence on the unreliability of the anonymous tip.
lawyer for the State of Iowa is Darrel L. Mullins, Assistant Attorney General.
The lawyer for Kooima is Randy L. Waagmeester,
will be a public reception sponsored by the Woodbury County Bar Association
immediately following the court proceeding in Morningside College Levitt
Gallery, connected to Eppley Auditorium.
of Oral Arguments
March 12 oral arguments will be streamed live by Morningside College. A live
video stream is available online at http://new.livestream.com/msideMCTV.
A live audio stream is available online at http://webs.morningside.edu/masscomm/kmsc/listenlive.html.
The live streaming begins at 7:00 p.m.
More Information about the Oral Arguments
briefs for the two cases and a "Guide to Oral Arguments" are posted
on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at:
to News Media
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
Iowa Court Rules regarding cameras and other electronic devices in the
courtroom is on the Iowa Legislature website at
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