The Iowa Supreme Court issued three opinions from Feb. 20-26. As of Feb. 26, the court issued 20 opinions in 2023—one more than this point a year ago. The three opinions are below:
City of Ames v. Iowa Public Employment Relations Bd.Lincoln Savings Bank v. EmmertState v. Ross
From Feb. 20-26, state supreme courts issued 154 opinions nationally. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued the most with 45. State supreme courts in 19 states issued the fewest with zero. Courts where judges are elected have issued 97 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 57.
The Iowa Supreme Court is the state’s court of last resort and has seven judgeships. The current chief of the court is Susan Christensen. The court issued 110 opinions in 2022 and 112 in 2021. Nationally, state supreme courts issued 9,243 opinions in 2022 and 10,133 in 2021. The courts have issued 1,224 opinions in 2023. Courts where judges are elected have issued 781 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 443. Iowa is a Republican trifecta, meaning Republicans control the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature.