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Iowa Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Oskaloosa

September 9, 2021

On Thursday, September 23, the Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The proceeding will take place in the George Daily Community Auditorium at Oskaloosa High School, 1800 N. 3rd Street. The oral arguments are open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m.

The court will hear attorneys argue in the following case:

State of Iowa v. Khalen Richard Price-Williams, case no. 19–1857, from Polk County District Court.

Case summary: Khalen Williams appeals from his conviction and sentence for felon in possession of a firearm.  Williams was a back seat passenger in a Lyft ride service vehicle when the driver was stopped for multiple traffic violations.  Williams argues on appeal that the law enforcement officers lacked reasonable suspicion of criminal activity on his part or that he was armed and dangerous when they removed him from the vehicle and searched his person. Williams contends the trial court erred when it denied his motion to suppress evidence.

Attorney briefs for State of Iowa v. Khalen Richard Price-Williams are posted on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at https://www.iowacourts.gov/iowa-courts/court-of-appeals/court-of-appeals-court-opinions/case/19-1857 .

A public reception with the supreme court justices in the auditorium lobby will follow the oral arguments. The court has been informed that the George Daily Community Auditorium will adhere to the current guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control, the Iowa Department of Public Health, and our local Department of Public Health. Based on these guidelines, the Auditorium will make informed decisions regarding the necessary safety procedures to be followed by patrons, presenters, performers, and staff. We appreciate your cooperation.

Note to Media: News media are invited to attend the oral arguments. Court rules apply regarding still camera, video camera, audio recording devices, and other electronic devices used during the oral arguments. Information on expanded media coverage is available on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at https://www.iowacourts.gov/newsroom/expanded-news-media-coverage/

The Iowa Court Rules regarding cameras and other electronic devices in courtrooms are on the Iowa Legislature website at https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/ACO/CourtRulesChapter/12-26-2017.25.pdf .

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