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The Impact of Coronavirus on Iowa’s Criminal Justice System

The impact of the current Coronavirus pandemic on Iowa’s criminal justice system is real and severe. Pursuant to the April 2, 2020 order issued by the Iowa Judicial Branch, ALL state jury trials are currently suspended.  Suspended.  As in not happening until no sooner than July 13. This may not be a big deal to some but to those currently incarcerated awaiting trial, it is a significant interference with their constitutional and statutory rights.  We won’t wade into the debate of court powers, emergency proclamations in this post, but it is important to understand that thousands of Iowans are currently […]

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