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Case No. 18-1534

In re 2018 Grand Jury of Dallas County
v.
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.

County:
Dallas
Trial Court Case No.:
IFIF000274

Appellee

In re 2018 Grand Jury of Dallas County

Appellants

John Doe

Attorneys for Appellee

Zachary Miller

Attorneys for Appellants

Alfredo Parrish
Tammy Westhoff Gentry

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

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

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1534
Date Published:
Feb 14, 2020

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