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Case No. 20-1408

Thomas G. Ruthers, Jr.
v.
Iowa Department of Human Services, Civil Commitment Unit for Sex Offenders

Appellant

Thomas G. Ruthers, Jr.

Appellee

Iowa Department of Human Services, Civil Commitment Unit for Sex Offenders

Attorney for the Appellant

Michael J. Jacobsma

Attorney for the Appellee

Chandlor Collins, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-1408
Date Published:
Feb 16, 2022
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cherokee County, Nancy Whittenburg, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by May, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Vogel, S.J.  (3 pages)

            Thomas Ruthers appeals the dismissal of his petition for judicial review of the treatment decision of the Iowa Department of Human Services, Civil Commitment Unit for Sex Offenders.  OPINION HOLDS: Ruthers did not preserve an argument regarding an annual review under Iowa Code section 229A.8 (2020).  Even if his argument were preserved, he did not file in the correct court for judicial review of an annual review.  Furthermore, in the record before us and the issues properly presented on appellate review, we find no due process violation.

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