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Comment on Child Support Guidelines

To comment on the Iowa Child Support Guidelines and how child support obligations are calculated, click here

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Justice Susan Christensen Named Chief Justice of Iowa Supreme Court

The Iowa Supreme Court has selected Justice Susan Christensen, Harlan, as its next chief justice. 

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2019 Annual Report

View the Iowa Judicial Branch 2019 Annual Report.

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2020 Retention Election Voter's Guide

View the 2020 Retention Election Voter's Guide

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Serving the People of Iowa

The Iowa Judicial Branch is dedicated to providing independent and accessible forums for the fair and prompt resolution of disputes.

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Watch for your juror postcard

The Iowa Judicial Branch has launched a new juror notification process using postcards to notify prospective jurors with information on how to complete the juror questionnaire online.

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For Teachers and Students

The We the Jury video helps students learn about the evolution of the jury system, how the system works, and how the right to trial by jury was guaranteed to all American citizens in the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution. 

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District Judicial Nominating Commissioner Elections

Nominating petitions are now available for individuals who wish to have their names listed on the ballot to fill district judicial nominating commissioner positions.

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September 23, 2020

The Iowa Court of Appeals filed 62 opinions on September 23, 2020.

 

September 19, 2020

I am truly saddened by the passing of Justice Ginsburg. On this day, one cannot help but reflect on her many accomplishments and marvel at her dedication to individual rights and the rule of law. As a woman in a legal community dominated by men, she was a true pioneer and a strong, clear voice for the rights of women and other underrepresented groups. The country is indebted to Justice Ginsburg for her work to champion civil rights and her service as a justice of the United States Supreme Court. I will miss her deeply and wish comfort to her family. May she rest in peace.

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