Justice Brent R. Appel

Iowa Supreme Court upholds new law, but one justice questions the Legislature’s powers

BY: - May 11, 2021

The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a new state law limiting the ability of criminal defendants to appeal their convictions. One of the justices, taking issue with the majority’s reasoning, argued that it could mean the Iowa Legislature can now “invade the supervisory powers of this court” and use its “power to destroy the role […]