In the Matter of Amending Rule 7.4—Form 1: Report of Referee (February 24, 2022)
The Chief Justice signed an order adopting amendments to Rule 7.4–Form 1: Report of Referee. The form is temporarily adopted effective immediately and will take permanent effect subject to Legislative Council review consistent with the provisions of Iowa Code section 602.4202.
In the Matter of Withdrawal of Revised Chapter 2 Iowa Rules of Criminal Procedure (February 17, 2022)
Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order withdrawing the revised Chapter 2 Iowa Rules of Criminal Procedure submitted to Legislative Council, pursuant to Iowa Code section 602.4202, on January 31, 2022.
Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to the Iowa Rules of Evidence in Chapter 5 of the Iowa Court Rules (February 15, 2022)
Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order requesting public comment on proposed amendments to the Iowa Rules of Evidence. The comment period closes April 16, 2022.
In the Matter of Ongoing Provisions for Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact on Court Services (February 11, 2022)
Chief Justice Christensen signed an order discontinuing the mask requirement for people entering court-controlled spaces, with judges retaining discretion to address COVID-related safety measures in proceedings as necessary on a case-by-case basis.