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Case No. 18-1534

In re 2018 Grand Jury of Dallas County
John Doe

On interlocutory appeal, John Doe challenges several district court rulings in a grand jury proceeding. Doe argues: (1) the State cannot lawfully subpoena a criminal defense expert, retained in anticipation of litigation, to testify at a grand jury proceeding; (2) the district court has the inherent authority to quash a grand jury proceeding; (3) a prosecutor who contacts an accused’s expert ex parte must be disqualified from the case; and (4) rule 2.3(2)(a) requires any challenge to the grand jury panel be raised and ruled upon before the grand jury is sworn.

Trial Court Case No.:


In re 2018 Grand Jury of Dallas County


John Doe

Attorney for the Appellee

Zachary Miller

Attorneys for the Appellant

Alfredo Parrish
Tammy Westhoff Gentry

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Oct 21, 2019 9:00 AM Iowa Supreme Court Courtroom


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 14, 2020
Date Amended:
Apr 21, 2020

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