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Case No. 19-0177

State of Iowa
Jessica Rae Stanton

The supreme court granted the State’s application for discretionary review of the district court’s decision to dismiss on its own motion criminal complaints of trespassing, possession of drug paraphernalia, and violation of a no-contact order brought by Meskwaki Tribal Police against Jessica Stanton. The State contends the magistrate improperly interpreted federal legislation effective December 11, 2018, repealing a prior act of Congress granting Iowa jurisdiction over crimes committed by or against Native Americans on the Meskwaki Settlement. In addition, the State argues the court failed to recognize other legal authorities permitting the State to exercise jurisdiction over non-Native Americans on the Settlement, and thus erred in ruling it lacked jurisdiction over the crimes allegedly committed by Ms. Stanton, a non-American Native, while she was on the settlement.

Trial Court Case No.:
SMSM013023 & STA0021728


State of Iowa


Jessica Rae Stanton

Attorneys for the Appellant

Aaron Rogers
Lisa C. Williams
Ann O'Connell Adams

Attorney for the Appellee

John G. Daufeldt

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Jul 10, 2019 9:00 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 13, 2019
Date Amended:
Nov 08, 2019
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