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Iowa Supreme Court Justices to meet with Storm Lake area students, visit area courthouses

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DES MOINES – On Thursday, October 16, members of the Iowa Supreme Court will visit three Storm Lake area high schools and Buena Vista University to meet with students and discuss the role of the courts. The justices will visit St. Mary’s, Washington Cherokee, and Storm Lake High Schools. The justices will also visit clerk of court offices in courthouses near Storm Lake.

High school and courthouse visit schedule for Thursday, October 16, 2014

8:15 a.m. Justice Zager at Storm Lake High School
9:00 a.m. Justice Wiggins at St. Mary’s High School
9:00 a.m. Justice Mansfield at Pocahontas County Courthouse
9:45 a.m. Justice Hecht at Cherokee Washington High School
10:30 a.m. Justice Appel at Greene County Courthouse
10:30 a.m. Justice Mansfield at Humboldt County Courthouse
11:00 a.m. Justice Wiggins at Buena Vista University
11:00 a.m. Justice Hecht at Cherokee County Courthouse
In addition to the visits, the supreme court will hold a special session in Storm Lake on Wednesday evening, October 15, in Anderson Auditorium in the Harold Walter Siebens Forum on the Buena Vista University campus, 610 West Fourth Street. During the special session, the court will hear oral arguments in two cases. The session begins at 7 p.m. and the oral arguments are open to the public. A public reception with the justices in the auditorium lobby will follow the oral arguments.

Special Session

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.

Anderson Auditorium in the Harold Walter Siebens Forum
610 West Fourth Street
Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, Iowa

The Iowa Supreme Court will hear lawyers argue in two cases, both involving constitutional issues:

City of Sioux City v. Michael Jon Jacobsma case # 13-1502 from Woodbury County

Michael Jon Jacobsma argues that the Sioux City automatic traffic enforcement ordinance allowing video and photo cameras to enforce speed limits violated his constitutional rights as an unlawful use of the municipality’s police powers. He argues the ordinance violates his guaranteed due process rights under the Iowa and United States Constitutions because the ordinance does not require a finding that defendant was the operator of the vehicle at the time of the infraction.

State of Iowa v. Donald Joseph King case # 13-1061 from Woodbury County

Donald Joseph King appeals from his conviction for possession of a controlled substance, third offense, as a habitual offender. He argues the district court erred in denying his motions to suppress his parole officer’s finding of marijuana after searching his home. King argues the search was a violation of his constitutional right to privacy.

Public reception

There will be a public reception sponsored by the Buena Vista University immediately following the court proceeding in the Anderson auditorium lobby.

Broadcast and streaming of oral arguments

The October 15 oral arguments will be broadcast live on Buena Vista University’s University Cable Network (UCN) channel 3. A live video stream will be available online at:

The broadcast and streaming will begin at 7:00 p.m.

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