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Case No. 18-0477

Julio Bonilla
v.
Iowa Board of Parole

Julio Bonilla appeals from a district court ruling denying his petition for judicial review. Bonilla argues (1) the U.S. and Iowa constitutional protections against cruel and unusual punishment require the board of parole to provide juvenile offenders with a realistic and meaningful opportunity to obtain release based on their demonstrated maturity and rehabilitation, (2) the due process clauses of the U.S. and Iowa Constitutions require the board of parole to provide juvenile offenders a realistic and meaningful opportunity for release, (3) the specific safeguards articulated in Bonilla’s motions to the board of parole are necessary to ensure that the Board affords him a realistic and meaningful opportunity for release, and (4) the district court improperly applied dicta from State v. Zarate in dismissing his claims.

County:
Polk
Trial Court Case No.:
CVCV052692

Appellants

Julio Bonilla

Appellee

Iowa Board of Parole

Attorneys for Appellants

Rita Bettis Austen
Steven Macpherson Watt
Angela L. Campbell
Gordon E. Allen

Attorneys for Appellee

John R. Lundquist

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Apr 09, 2019 9:00 AM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-0477
Date Published:
Jun 28, 2019

Other Information

Date Retained:
Nov 29, 2018

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