Tag Archives: Iowa Supreme Court

Iowa SCT Affirms State Criminal Jurisdiction; Magistrate Judge Richard Vander Mey Had Barred Tribe/State from Invoking Jurisdiction of His Court [updated]

Here is the opinion in State v. Stanton: 190177_79edeef21ce96.pdf An excerpt: Upon review of the complaints, a magistrate concluded that recent federal legislation removed state jurisdiction for crimes committed on the Settlement. As a result, the magistrate dismissed the three … Continue reading

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Iowa SCT Materials in Case Involving Meskwaki Reservation Criminal Jurisdiction

Here are the briefs in State of Iowa v. Stanton: stanton_190177_final_appellant_brie_23ea01923cb9b.pdf final_appelleebrief_6_82adbf4cec9f9.pdf

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Iowa SCT Dismisses Disciplinary Complaint Against Sac and Fox Attorney–Take Two

First opinion. Opinion here. Legal Profession Blog Post.

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Iowa SCT Dismisses Disciplinary Complaint against Sac and Fox Tribe Counsel

Here is the opinion.

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State Supreme Court Outcomes: Iowa and Nebraska

Here are two grain belt states, Iowa and Nebraska. In Iowa, tribal interests are successful in 31 percent of cases In Nebraska, tribal interests are successful in 33 percent of cases. Here are the Iowa cases:

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News Article on Need for Greater Race and Gender Diversity on Iowa’s Supreme Court

Here. An excerpt: The lone female finalist is Angela Onwauchi-Willig, 37, a University of Iowa law professor who was admitted to practice law in Iowa the day the finalists were announced. Onwauchi-Willig, who is also the only minority nominee, is … Continue reading

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Angela Onwuachi-Willig a Finalist for the Iowa Supreme Court!

Here is the article.

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Angela Onwuachi-Willig for Iowa Supreme Court!!!!

Here is the news article. She’s one of many, many declared candidates. A wonderful scholar, thinker, person, and friend. She’d be wonderful.

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Two State Supreme Court Cases Decided This Week

The first, In the Interest of N.N.E., an Iowa Supreme Court case involving the Tyme Maidu Tribe in California, struck down a portion of the Iowa ICWA. The second, Langdeau v. Langdeau, a South Dakota Supreme Court case involving an … Continue reading

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Iowa Supreme Court Orders Transfer of Indian Child Case to Sac and Fox Tribal Court

Here is the opinion In the Interest of N.V. And a news article about the decision from the Des Moines Register. An excerpt: The Iowa Supreme Court said Friday the custody of two children whose parents had been in jail … Continue reading

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