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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

Attorneys for Appellee

Zachary Miller

Attorneys for Appellants

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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