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FAQ Appellate Court

Steve Davis
Communications Director
Iowa Judicial Branch
(515) 725-8058

Appellate Court News Media Coverage Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to request Expanded News Media Coverage (ENMC) before oral arguments in the supreme court or court of appeals?
  • Who is the Appellate Court News Media Coordinator?
  • May I bring recording equipment into the courtroom to cover oral arguments?
  • Is there a difference between covering a district court trial in a county courthouse and covering an appellate court oral argument in the Judicial Branch Building?
  • What if I only want to use my cell phone, laptop, or tablet to text, blog, or tweet real-time coverage of the oral arguments?
  • If I know the court issued an order allowing expanded news media coverage, do I still need to contact the Appellate Court News Media Coordinator if I was not part of the initial request?
  • May I interview the attorneys after the oral argument?
  • Do all the same rules apply if the supreme court hears oral arguments in a location outside the Judicial Branch Building?
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