Iowa voters can find information about the professional qualifications and background of every judge standing for retention in the November 3 general election on the Iowa Judicial Branch website.
The Iowa Court of Appeals filed 62 opinions on September 23, 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.
Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order establishing the Iowa Appellate Rules of Procedure Review Task Force.
The July Bar Exam results are available here.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) issued an order on September 4, 2020, temporarily halting residential evictions of tenants for not paying rent or making a housing payment to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
Chief Justice Christensen signed an order to extend the filing deadline to Tuesday, August 25, for filings otherwise due during the date range from August 10 to August 17, for attorneys with an office or residence in four counties, Clinton, Linn, Marshall, Poweshiek, still affected by power and internet outages caused by the "derecho."
The Iowa Judicial Branch podcast, In the Balance, launches today with a short trailer to preview the series. The first episode will be released Tuesday, August 25, 2020.
Today, the Iowa Supreme Court issued an order to provide Iowans with the policies and procedures for the safe and fair resumption of jury trials in Iowa this fall.
In the Matter of Adopting State Court Administration's Proposed Amendments to Chapter 47, Court Interpreter and Translator Rules
Chief Justice Christensen signed an order today accepting State Court Administration's proposed changes to Chapter 47.