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Case No. 19-1259

State of Iowa
v.
Howard J. Thompson

Howard Thompson appeals from a guilty verdict on two counts of attempting to obtain a prescription drug by deceit and one count of conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony. Thompson argues the district court erred when it allowed the State to use evidence from court documents that was without foundation and irrelevant to prove he acted with fraudulent knowledge and intent. He further argues that Iowa Code section 814.6A (2019) impairs the court’s constitutional duty to secure justice for appellate litigants and violates the Iowa Constitution’s separation of powers clause.

County:
Scott

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Howard J. Thompson

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas J. Ogden

Attorney for the Appellant

Kent A. Simmons

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

Non-Oral

Sep 17, 2020 1:30 PM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1259
Date Published:
Feb 05, 2021
Date Amended:
Apr 06, 2021
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