Recent Iowa Supreme Court Decisions
The Iowa Supreme Court has considered several questions recently, including: When do hugs between a student and a school employee add up to illegal sexual contact? Also, if a neglected property becomes an eyesore, can the city take it without paying the owner a dime?
On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with legal expert Todd Pettys about the stories behind several Iowa Supreme Court cases. Pettys also shares his thoughts on whether Iowa’s new fetal heartbeat law will be struck down.
Pettys is the H. Blair and Joan V. White Chair in Civil Litigation at the University of Iowa College of Law.
Cases discussed this hour include:
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and Jill Meadows v. Kimberly K. Reynolds ex rel. State of Iowa and Iowa Board of Medicine
More information: https://www.iowacourts.gov/iowa-courts/supreme-court/supreme-court-oral-argument-schedule/case/17-1579
P.M. and C.M. v. T.B. and D.B.
More information: https://www.iowacourts.gov/iowa-courts/supreme-court/supreme-court-opinions/case/17-0376
State of Iowa v. Bradley Elroy Wickes
More information: https://www.iowacourts.gov/iowa-courts/supreme-court/supreme-court-opinions/case/16-1684
State of Iowa v. Jose Willfredo Lopez
More information: https://www.iowacourts.gov/courtcases/99/embed/SupremeCourtOpinion
City of Eagle Grove, Iowa v. Cahalan Investments, L.L.C.
More information: https://www.iowacourts.gov/iowa-courts/supreme-court/supreme-court-opinions/case/16-1658
Jacob Lee Schmidt v. State of Iowa
More information: https://www.iowacourts.gov/iowa-courts/supreme-court/supreme-court-opinions/case/15-1408