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Constitution Day 2020

Constitution Day 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020, the Iowa Supreme Court will hear attorneys argue in the cases State of Iowa v. Nicholas Dean Wright and State of Iowa v. Derrick Earl Johnson beginning at 9:00 a.m. and State of Iowa v. Daquon Boldon and Brian and Lisa Terry v. Megan Dorothy beginning at 1:30 p.m. Both cases will be streamed live on the Iowa Judicial Branch YouTube channel.

We the People: the Iowa Constitution and Our Courts

A nine-minute orientation video, entitled "We the People: The Iowa Constitution and Our Courts," begins with Chief Justice Mark Cady addressing the importance of the Iowa Constitution and how the courts use the document to resolve disputes between Iowans. Then, Justice Daryl Hecht explains how a person can appeal a case to the supreme court and what happens during oral arguments.

The United States Constitution

The Iowa Constitution

A scan of the original Iowa Constitution

The Constitution of Iowa adopted in convention March 3, 1857

Constitution Day recognizes the ratification of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787. In 1911, the State of Iowa was the first state to celebrate Constitution Day. In 2004, legislation established the Federal observance of Constitution Day.

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