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Justice Susan Christensen Named Chief Justice of Iowa Supreme Court

Des Moines, Iowa, February 24, 2020—The Iowa Supreme Court has selected Justice Susan Christensen, Harlan, as its next chief justice.  Justice Christensen will succeed Chief Justice Mark Cady who passed away suddenly November 15, 2019. Justice David Wiggins has served as acting chief justice since Chief Justice Cady’s passing. Justice Christensen will be the second woman to serve as chief justice of Iowa’s highest court. 

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Iowa Supreme Court Schedules Special Evening Session in Des Moines

The Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case Karen Cohen v. David Clark and 2800-1 LLC, during a special evening session in Des Moines, Monday, February 10, at 7:00 p.m. in the Supreme Court Courtroom on the fourth floor of the Judicial Branch Building, 1111 East Court Avenue.

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Judicial Nominating Commission begins process for selecting nominees for Supreme Court vacancy

The State Judicial Nominating Commission, which is responsible for selecting nominees for appointment to the Iowa Supreme Court, announced today it will begin accepting applications for the vacancy on the court that will occur when Acting Chief Justice David Wiggins retires on March 13, 2020. The Commission received notice of the vacancy from Governor Reynolds on January 14, 2020.  The Commission has sixty days to send a slate of nominees to the Governor, who makes appointments to the court. 

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Iowa Supreme Court Acting Chief Justice David Wiggins to retire

Today, Iowa Supreme Court Acting Chief Justice David Wiggins, West Des Moines, announced his retirement effective March 13, 2020. Acting Chief Justice Wiggins was appointed to the supreme court in 2003. His complete biography is on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at https://www.iowacourts.gov/iowa-courts/supreme-court/justices/david-wiggins/ 

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State of the Judiciary Message — January 15

On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 10 a.m. in the House Chambers, Acting Chief Justice David Wiggins of the Iowa Supreme Court will address a joint convention of the General Assembly on the Condition of the Judiciary.

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