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Iowa Supreme Court Justices to Meet with Ankeny Area Students

September 7, 2016

Des Moines, September 7, 2016—On Tuesday, September 13, members of the Iowa Supreme Court will meet with students from Ankeny Centennial High School, North Polk High School, and two classes at Des Moines Area Community College to discuss the Iowa judicial system and the role of the courts in Iowa.

High school visit schedule for Tuesday, September 13, 2016

9:40 a.m.—Justice Daryl Hecht will visit a DMACC Business Law and Criminal Justice classes

9:45 a.m.—Justice Edward Mansfield will visit North Polk High School

11:45 a.m.—Chief Justice Mark Cady will visit Ankeny Centennial High School

1:00 p.m.—Justice Brent Appel will visit the DMACC Funeral Law class

In addition to the school visits, the supreme court will hold a special session in Ankeny, Tuesday, September 13, at 7:00 p.m., in the Ankeny Centennial High School auditorium, 2200 NW State Street. During the special session, the court will hear oral arguments in one case. The oral arguments are open to the public. A public reception with the justices in the Ankeny Centennial High School auditorium lobby will follow the arguments. The Polk County Bar Association is sponsoring the reception.

The Iowa Supreme Court will hear lawyers argue in one case:

State of Iowa v. Troy Richard Brooks, case no. 15-0101, from Polk County District Court

Under the so-called "exclusionary rule," evidence that is obtained in violation of a defendant's constitutional right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure cannot be used against the defendant in criminal proceedings. In this case, defendant Brooks argues that the Iowa Constitution requires the court to apply the exclusionary rule to improperly seized evidence during probation revocation proceedings. Brooks seeks to overturn a previous Iowa Supreme Court opinion that held the exclusionary rule does not apply to probation revocation proceedings.

Attorneys' briefs for the case, the court of appeals decision, and a guide to oral arguments are posted on the Iowa Judicial Branch website.

Note to Editors: News media are invited to attend the oral arguments. Court rules apply regarding still camera, video camera, audio recording devices, and other electronic devices used during oral arguments. Information on expanded media coverage is available on the Iowa Judicial Branch website.

The Iowa Court Rules regarding cameras and other electronic devices in courtrooms are on the Iowa Legislature website (PDF).

For More Information:

Steve Davis, Court Communications Director, (515)725-8058 or steve.davis@iowacourts.gov.

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