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Case No. 18-1427

Heather Young, Del Holland, and Blake Hendrickson
v.
The Iowa City Community School District, Chris Lynch, LaTasha DeLoach, Brian Kirschling, and Paul Roesler

Plaintiffs appeal, and defendants cross-appeal, from portions of a district court order granting a summary judgment in plaintiffs’ action for injunctive relief and damages arising from defendants’ decision not to submit to the county election commissioner plaintiffs’ ballot proposal regarding the demolition of a local elementary school. Plaintiffs contend the district court erred: (1) in dismissing their claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and 42 U.S.C. § 1985 by finding their constitutional rights had not been violated; (2) in declining to award them damages and other relief; (3) in finding defendants were protected by qualified immunity; (4) in its ruling on a discovery issue; (5) in declining to award attorney fees; and (6) in declining to rule that a favorable vote on plaintiffs’ ballot proposal will preclude demolition of the school. Defendants contend the court erred: (1) in finding the school board exceeded its authority in determining that the referendum petition was not “authorized by law” pursuant to Iowa Code section 278.2(1)(2017); (2) in ruling that a private right of action exists to enforce Iowa Code section 278; and (3) in interpreting the term “disposition” of school property found in Iowa Code section 278.1(1)(b).

County:
Johnson
Trial Court Case No.:
CVCV079149

Appellant

Heather Young, Del Holland, and Blake Hendrickson

Appellees

The Iowa City Community School District, Chris Lynch, LaTasha DeLoach, Brian Kirschling, and Paul Roesler

Attorneys for Appellant

Gregg Geerdes

Attorneys for Appellees

Andrew J. Bracken
Kristy M. Latta
Emily A. Kolbe

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Sep 18, 2019 1:30 PM Iowa Supreme Court

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1427
Date Published:
Oct 18, 2019

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