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Iowa Supreme Court Approves Judicial Branch Budget

Today, the Iowa Supreme Court approved the Fiscal Year 2021 Iowa Judicial Branch budget that begins July 1, 2020, based on this year's legislative appropriation of $181,023,737 which is $500,000 less than the appropriation in FY 2020.

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Iowa Supreme Court 2019-2020 Adjudicative Term to End June 30

June 30, 2020, is the last day of the 2019-2020 Iowa Supreme Court adjudicative term.  During the term, 109 cases were submitted to the court. All of the cases submitted to the court are complete, and the opinions are available on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at . Oral argument videos, case briefs, attorney names, and the Iowa Court of Appeals decisions from further review cases can be found on the Iowa Judicial Branch website by searching for the case name or number using the site’s search function on the home page at .

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The Iowa State Association of Counties and the Iowa Judicial Branch Approve a Recommended Checklist for Mitigating Exposure to COVID-19 in County Courthouses While Providing Services to the Public

The Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) and the Iowa Judicial Branch have collaborated on a checklist of COVID-19 protective measures so members of the public and state and county employees can safely return to Iowa’s courthouses. The checklist addresses signage, personal protective equipment, social distancing, and cleaning. Judicial branch officials, county elected officials, and county department heads in each courthouse can use the checklist as a guide as they prepare to resume in-person operations

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