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Iowa Supreme Court Adjudicative Term to End June 29

June 29, 2018

Des Moines—Today is the last day of the 2017-18 Iowa Supreme Court adjudicative term.  During the term, 109 cases were submitted to the court. The court decided 106 cases by majority written opinions and held over three cases for resubmission. 

City of Cedar Rapids v. Marla Marie Leaf case number 16-0435 (combined with Behm, v. City of Cedar Rapids, et. al case number 16-1031) and Reuven et. al v. City of Des Moines, et. al case number 17-1489 are held over for additional briefing and resubmission. 

More information on the cases held over for resubmission is posted on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at and .

All of the remaining cases submitted to the court are complete, and the opinions can be found on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at . Oral argument videos, case briefs, attorney names, and the Iowa Court of Appeals decision from further review cases can be found on the Iowa Judicial Branch website by searching for the case name or number using the site’s search function on the home page at .

The supreme court will begin its administrative term July 2, 2018.  The court may schedule oral arguments for attorney ethics cases during the administrative term if necessary. Also during the administrative term, the court will continue to consider and dispose of applications for further review. The 2018-19 adjudicative term begins September 3, 2018. The first oral arguments are scheduled for September 7, 2018.

During the administrative term, the supreme court will focus on the operations of the judicial branch. The supreme court also regulates the practice of law in Iowa through its authority to admit persons to practice as attorneys in the courts of Iowa, to prescribe rules to supervise attorney conduct, and to discipline attorneys.  It is the responsibility of the court to approve rules of procedure and practice used throughout the state courts in Iowa.  The court also has supervisory control over the judicial branch and over all judicial officers and court employees.


For More Information:

Contact: Steve Davis, Iowa Judicial Branch Communications Director, (515) 348-4967 or

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