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Thirty Iowans Apply for Two Iowa Court of Appeals Vacancies

Thirty Iowans have applied with the State Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the two vacancies on the Iowa Court of Appeals that occurred when Chief Judge David Danilson retired on Jan. 4, 2019 and Judge Christopher McDonald filled the Supreme Court vacancy on March 7, 2019.

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Iowa Court of Appeals to Hear Oral Arguments at Washington High School

The Iowa Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Thursday, April 4, beginning at 1:20 p.m. in the Washington Area Performing Arts Center in Washington High School, 1111 South B Avenue, Washington, Iowa. The court will hear two cases. Following the oral arguments, the court of appeals judges will take questions from the audience.  The hearings are open to the public, and the court encourages people to attend.

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Iowa Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Forest City

On Tuesday, April 2, the Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Forest City, Iowa. The proceeding will take place in the Boman Fine Arts Center, 225 John K. Hanson Drive. The oral arguments are open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m.

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Judicial Nominating Commission will concurrently select nominees for two Iowa Court of Appeals vacancies

The State Judicial Nominating Commission, which is responsible for selecting nominees for appointment to the Iowa Supreme Court and the Iowa Court of Appeals, announced today it will begin accepting applications to fill Judge Christopher McDonald’s seat on the Iowa Court of Appeals.  Judge McDonald’s last day on the Iowa Court of Appeals will be March 6, 2019.  He will begin serving as a justice on the Iowa Supreme Court on March 7, 2019. The commission has sixty days from February 21, 2019, to send a slate of nominees to the Governor, who makes appointments to the court. 

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Iowa Supreme Court Schedules Special Evening Session in Des Moines

Des Moines, January 31, 2019— The Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case Mitchell v. City of Cedar Rapids, et al., during a special evening session in Des Moines, Tuesday, February 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the Supreme Court Courtroom on the fourth floor of the Judicial Branch Building, 1111 East Court Avenue. 

The evening session is open to the public and provides an opportunity for Iowa residents, who may not be able to attend the court's regular morning and afternoon sessions, to watch the court conduct oral arguments.

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Commission Names Nominees for Iowa Supreme Court

After completing public interviews of all 19 applicants, the State Judicial Nominating Commission has selected a slate of three nominees to fill the vacancy on the Iowa Supreme Court that occurred upon Justice Daryl Hecht’s retirement December 13, 2018.

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Iowa Court of Appeals Elects Vogel as Chief Judge

Des Moines, (January 17, 2019)—The Iowa Court of Appeals has elected Judge Gayle Nelson Vogel, Spirit Lake, as chief judge. Judge Vogel has served on the court of appeals since 1996. She is the ninth chief judge since the state legislature established the Iowa Court of Appeals in 1976. She replaces Chief Judge David Danilson, recently retired. 
 
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