Latest Iowa Supreme Court News

Iowa Supreme Court takes a right turn under Gov. Reynolds

Jul. 3, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds is transforming the Iowa Supreme Court from one that leaned liberal to a solidly conservative body, prompting concerns among critics that it could erode past support for civil liberties as well as abortion and gay rights. Through a combination of...

Iowa Supreme Court refuses to stop Branstad trial

Jun. 7, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court has denied a request by the attorney for former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to stop a civil trial in which Branstad is accused of discrimination against a gay former state worker's compensation commissioner. Branstad and two former staffers were sued by...

Iowa murder conviction upheld despite Facebook juror threats

Jun. 7, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The second-degree murder conviction of a northwest Iowa man was affirmed by the Iowa Supreme Court on Friday in a ruling that concluded jurors at his trial were not overwhelmingly influenced by Facebook rumors of a town riot if he wasn't convicted. The case involved two young men...

Iowa trial begins over alleged discrimination by ex-governor

Jun. 3, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jury selection began Monday in what is expected to be a monthlong civil trial over allegations that former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad pressured an official to quit because he was gay, a case Branstad's attorney predicts will escalate into an "unhinged attack on the Republican Party."...