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Case No. 21-0340

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In the Interest of A. R., Minor Child

C.R., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Mark A. Milder

Attorney for Appellee State

Tabitha Gardner, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Elizabeth A. Batey

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 16, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Butler County, Peter B. Newell, District Associate Judge.  APPEAL DISMISSED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (4 pages)

            A father appeals the removal of his child from his custody.  He contends (1) he “was denied a fair trial and due process . . . due to being denied a speedy temporary removal hearing, by being denied the right to cross examine the State’s witness, and by terminating the removal hearing prior to all evidence being submitted” and (2) “[t]here was no factual or legal basis to temporarily remove the child from [his] care, as there was no imminent danger to the child and the child was not at risk of being exposed to further adjudicatory harm in [his] home.”  OPINION HOLDS: Because the issues the father raises are moot, we dismiss his appeal. 

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