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Orders - October 2023 Archive

In the Matter of Preservation of Exhibits in Criminal Cases (October 6, 2023)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order authorizing clerks of court to retroactively apply new Iowa Rule of Criminal Procedure 2.21(5)(a), regarding the disposition of exhibits in class “A” felonies after the defendant is deceased, and clarifying that new rule 2.21(5)(b) applies to all criminal cases, regardless of whether the case was pending as of July 1, 2023, if there is a pending appeal or postconviction-relief action.

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