Iowa Supreme Court

Family Law Experiment

Apr 18, 2017

An experiment is underway in eastern Iowa to change how divorce and other family law cases are handled by the courts. The goal of the pilot project is to speed up simple cases, allow more people to represent themselves, and give judges a more active role.

Ludman vs. Davenport Assumption High School

How safe must fields and other facilities be for school sports ? That question will be argued Tuesday night when the Iowa Supreme Court hears a case in Charles City.

Rhythm City Riverboat Casino parked on the Missippippi River
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The Iowa Supreme Court has decided it may review an open records case stemming from Davenport's attempt to buy the Rhythm City Casino. Late last week, the high court released a list of cases it has denied consideration, and a list of cases it might accept.

Iowa Women's Hall of Fame

A Quad Cities woman will be inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame tomorrow. Linda Neuman, from LeClaire, was the first woman to serve on the Iowa Supreme Court. And will be one of four women recognized at the State Historical Building in Des Moines. 

Chair of the selection committee, Phyllis Peters, says up to 4 women have been inducted into the Hall of Fame each year since 1975. 

Peters says Neuman was appointed in 1982, to serve as a district court judge for the 7th Judicial District of Iowa. She was only the second woman in Iowa to be appointed to such a position. And in 1986, joined the Iowa Supreme Court.

Neuman will be honored alongside the first female president of the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, Joyce Chapman, the superintendent of the US Air Force Academy, Lieutenant General Michelle Johnson, and the first chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, Marsha Ternus. 

Iowa residents nominate women each year for induction into the Women's Hall of Fame. And, each year a committee selects exceptional women, who are champions of women's rights.