The Iowa Supreme Court
is scheduled to hear oral arguments at Ankeny Centennial High School on Sept.
13. The arguments, based on the so-called ‘exclusionary rule’ are open to
the public and begin at 7 pm in the school auditorium.
In this case, State
of Iowa v. Troy Richard Brooks no. 15-0101 from Polk County District
Court, defendant Brooks argues that the Iowa Constitution requires the court to
apply the exclusionary rule to improperly seized evidence during probation
revocation proceedings. Brooks seeks to overturn a previous Iowa Supreme Court
opinion that held the exclusionary rule does not apply to probation revocation
This is the first of
two sessions in the ‘Court on the Road’ series this month, with a second in
Keokuk on Sept. 19. That case relates to the rezoning of land around the Field
of Dreams baseball site. More information, as well as guides to the cases, can
be found at the Supreme Court’s website.