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Iowa Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments at Ankeny Centennial High School

August 18, 2016

Des Moines, August 18, 2016— On Tuesday, September 13, the Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Ankeny, Iowa. The proceeding will take place in the Ankeny Centennial High School Auditorium, 2200 NW State Street. The oral arguments are open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m.

The court will hear attorneys 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 cases and a guide to oral arguments are posted on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at

A public reception with the supreme court justices will follow the oral arguments in the auditorium lobby.

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 the 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

Iowa Supreme Court 
1111 East Court Avenue 
Des Moines, IA 50319 

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