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Iowa Supreme Court Affirms District Court Ruling in Mark Becker Appeal

  On July 20th, 2012, the Iowa Supreme Court affirmed a ruling by the Iowa District Court in the case of The State of Iowa vs. Mark Becker. Becker was convicted of the 2009 murder of Parkersburg high school football... Continue Reading →

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Class Notes 3/7/2017

1st amendment rights in Waverly Cal Corson, a Waverly resident, wrote a Facebook post addressing someone in his community who had displayed an upside down American flag in his yard. He said that he was offended by the display. The... Continue Reading →

Class Notes – 2/21/2017

Iowa Supreme Court Justice Zager Law Degree from Drake University 1999 appointed to district court in Waterloo 2011 appointed to Iowa Supreme Court by Gov. Branstad Iowa Supreme Court historic civil rights cases: 1834 - slave in Missouri came to... Continue Reading →

Class Notes – 2/14/2017

CNN Story: How leaks and investigative journalists led to Flynn's resignation Notes: - Washington Post, NY Times, other sources got info that revealed Flynn's connections to Russia - Sources wanted to remain anonymous, which made outlets skeptical, but were eventually... Continue Reading →

Class Notes 1/31/17

Judicial Evaluations Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger Ebinger has scored above average, bordering on exceptional in every category Knowledge and application of the law - 4.28 Perception of factual issues - 4.32 Punctuality of court proceedings - 4.56 Attentiveness to arguments and... Continue Reading →

District Court Judge David Staudt

Judge David Staudt is an Iowa district court judge appointed in 2010 by former Governor Chet Culver. He had previously served as the chief public defender in the Waterloo district. He attended the University of Iowa for undergraduate, graduating in... Continue Reading →

Class Notes – 1/24/2017

Stories about Judge David Staudt   Judge Grants New Trial for Waterloo Man Convicted of Murder - KCRG http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Judge-Grants-New-Trial-for-Waterloo-Man-Convicted-of-Murder-370565161.html   Lyric Cook-Morrissey's dad going to prison for at least 30 years - KCCI http://www.kcci.com/article/lyric-cook-morrissey-s-dad-going-to-prison-for-at-least-30-years/6883746   Rhoades v. Iowa, No. PCCV... Continue Reading →

Burke Ramsey Sues CBS for Defamation, Citing Distorted Evidence

*This is a revised version of the story of a similar name posted prior to this   The Brother of JonBenet Ramsey filed a complaint of defamation of character on December 28, 2016 against the CBS Corporation, as well as... Continue Reading →

Burke Ramsey Sues CBS for Defamation, Claiming Distorted Evidence

The Brother of JonBenet Ramsey filed a complaint of defamation of character on December 28, 2016 against the CBS Corporation, as well as other parties involved in the making of a documentary aired on the network entitled The Case of:... Continue Reading →

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