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Case No. 17-0794

Due to the death of Chief Justice Mark Cady, the oral arguments scheduled for Monday, November 18, and Tuesday, November 19, 2019, are cancelled. The parties will be notified of a new submission schedule at a later date.

Dianna Helmers
City of Des Moines

The City of Des Moines seeks further review after the court of appeals reversed the determination of a hearing officer that a dog, Pinky, was properly declared a dangerous animal pursuant to Des Moines Municipal Code section 18-196(6). The City argues the court of appeals erred in finding the ordinance unconstitutionally vague. The City further claims the court of appeals applied an improper standard in interpreting the ordinance.

Trial Court Case No.:


Dianna Helmers


City of Des Moines

Attorneys for Resister

Jamie L. Hunter

Attorneys for Applicant

John O. Haraldson, Assistant City Attorney

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Oct 16, 2018 1:30 PM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 01, 2019

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 04, 2018

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
Sep 11, 2018
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