The Iowa Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments at Simpson College Oct. 11, at 9 a.m. in the Kent Campus Center, 701 North C Street, Indianola. Two cases are scheduled, State v. Zachary Flippo and State v. James Ernst II, with time to take questions from the audience afterward.
State v. Flippo is an appeal of a conviction for possession of marijuana based on an argued violation of Fourth Amendment rights. State v. Ernst concerns a murder conviction appeal claiming error in the trial court's exclusion of evidence.
The oral arguments at Simpson College will allow students, faculty, staff and the public to develop a perspective on how appellate courts operate. Further details on the cases and the event are available on the Judicial Branch website.