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LAW REVIEW: How does a case get to the Iowa Supreme Court?

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UNDATED (KTIV)- How does case get to the Iowa Supreme Court?

Jeana Goosmann, Goosmann Law Firm said, "Either party, a a point after the trial, can file an appeal to have the Supreme Court take a look at one of the specific issues in the case. At that point, either the Court of Appeals, or the Supreme Court, can take up the issue."

Matt Breen asked, "How many justices sit on the Iowa Supreme Court?" Jeana Goosmann, Goosmann Law Firm said, "Seven justices sit on the Iowa Supreme Court. They are nominated, then appointed by the governor. But, they are subject to a retention election. So, the general population does get to weigh in on the justices."

Matt Breen asked, "What happens after the Supreme Court agrees to take an appeal?" Jeana Goosmann, Goosmann Law Firm said, "At that time, the attorneys will write their written briefs. Those are their arguments. Then, the attorneys have an opportunity to have an oral argument in front of the Supreme Court. Once the oral argument is complete, the justices write their opinion, and the issue a written decision."

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