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Supreme Court requests comments for amendments to rules after Hedlund

Wednesday, August 31, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Chris Fritz
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The Iowa Supreme Court is requesting comments regarding proposed changes to both rule 1.904 and rule 6.101 relating to timeliness of appeals. The amendments were proposed by the court after it noted concerns about the existing state of the law following Hedlund v. State 875 N.W.2d 720, 725 (Iowa 2016). Public comments were requested in a supreme court order filed Aug. 29.

As stated in the order, Iowa Court Rules 1.904 and 6.101 relate to the timeliness of appeals when the notice of appeal is filed more than 30 days after the original court order or judgement but within 30 days after an order on a motion to reconsider, enlarge or amend the order or judgment. Proposed changes to both of the rules are intended to be parallel and similar in effect.

The order requesting comments and proposed amendments is available at the Supreme Court’s website. The deadline for comments is Oct. 31. There are also four other orders that were filed by the supreme court Aug. 29 regarding amendments and rule changes that are open to public comment on the same webpage. (Two additional articles in this issue of the Iowa Lawyer Weekly pertain to the supreme court orders filed Aug. 29.)

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