The following are legal documents filed or created by the ACLU of Iowa:
August 25, 2020
Covington v. Reynolds
Application for further review filed in the Iowa Supreme Court on behalf of petitioners Aiden Vasquez, Mika Covington, and One Iowa, arguing that the Iowa Court of Appeals decision dismissing their case should be reviewed and reversed.
August 18, 2020
Adam Klein v. Iowa Public Information Board
Brief filed in the Iowa Supreme Court on behalf of Adam Klien, appealing the district court's dismissal of his challenge to the Iowa Public Information Board's decision to allow state and municipal law enforcement to withhold numerous public records regarding the police shooting of Autumn Steele.
July 9, 2020
Iowa ABI v. City of Waterloo
June 30, 2020
Planned Parenthood et al v. Reynolds et al.
June 23, 2020
Planned Parenthood et al v. Reynolds et al.
June 1, 2020
ALDF et al. v. Reynolds et al.
Plaintiffs' reply brief on summary judgment arguing that Iowa's second "Ag Gag" law should be struck down.
May 7, 2020
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland v. Reynolds et al.
Order permanently blocking an Iowa law targeting Planned Parenthood for defunding its work to provide sex education programming in Iowa. The court held that the law violated equal protection.
April 30, 2020
Open letter to Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Utilities Board to extend statewide moratoriums against evictions and utility shut-offs and to commit to preventing mass evictions after the moratoriums end
April 29, 2020
Public records request seeking information on COVID-19 in Iowa prisons
April 16, 2020
Open letter to federal ICE officials with responsibility for responding to COVID-19 in the immigration legal system in Iowa.
March 30, 2020
March 20, 2020
Open letter to state leaders with responsibility for responding to COVID-19 in the criminal legal system.
March 17, 2020
Brief filed on behalf of petitioners ALDF, Bailing Out Benji, CCI, and others seeking summary judgment enjoining Iowa's second "ag gag" law.
March 4, 2020
Order denying state's motion for a new trial, and granting $384,227 in attorneys fees to ACLU attorneys in Vroegh v. Department of Corrections et al., our historic transgender rights employment and benefits discrimination case.
February 10, 2020
Reply brief filed in support of motion for summary judgment on behalf of Planned Parenthood in our lawsuit to protect sex education in Iowa.
January 21, 2020
Brief filed with the Iowa District Court on behalf of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland in resistance to the State's motion for summary judgment in our case to block a law excluding Planned Parenthood of the Heartland from receiving crucial funding to provide sex education for youth in Iowa.
January 10, 2020
Proof reply brief filed by ACLU of Iowa on behalf of Mika Covington, Aiden Vasquez, and One Iowa in their expedited appeal of the district court's dismissal of their challenge to an Iowa law that creates an exception to the Iowa Civil Rights Act to reinstate the state's discriminatory Medicaid coverage ban on gender-affirming surgery, despite medically necessity. The brief also seeks a temporary injunction of the new law.
Amicus brief filed in Robbins v. City of Des Moines by ACLU of Iowa in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that the First Amendment protects the right to record police in public.
- The Iowa Federation of Labor
- New York University Professors Brooke Kroeger and Ted Conover
- Iowa Freedom of Information Council
- 23 media organizations and associations representing journalists, writers, and researchers, including the Iowa Newspaper Association, Politico, Gannett, Reporters Without Borders, and the Society of Professional Journalists
- University of California, Irvine School of Law Professor Erwin Chemerinsky
- United Farm Workers of America
- Scholars of First Amendment and Information Law
May 17, 2019
Proof Brief filed with the Iowa Supreme Court on behalf of Jesse Vroegh in his case against Wellmark, Inc. as the third-party administrator of his employer-provided healthcare insurance which contained a discriminatory exclusion of medically necessary gender-affirming surgery.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Resistance filed by ACLU on behalf of Adam Klein resisting the Iowa Public Information Board's motion to dismiss his petition for judicial review of the agency's denial of his rights to documents he sought from the Iowa DCI and Burlington Police Department in 2015 related to the shooting of Autumn Steele.
Monday, April 13, 2019
April 22, 2019
March 25, 2019
March 8, 2019
Iowa Supreme Court ruling striking down the Iowa Department of Human Services' categorical ban on gender-affirming, medically necessary transgender surgical care
January 22, 2019
Ruling on Motion for Summary Judgement that found Iowa's 6-week abortion ban is unconstitutional
January 9, 2018
Order granting our Motion for Summary Judgment in our challenge of Iowa's "ag gag" law order
October 11, 2018
Final reply brief filed in Bonilla v. Iowa Board of Parole, which seeks the appointment of counsel, in-person hearings, independent and specialize psychological evaluations, and other safeguards necessary to provide juveniles with a realistic and meaningful opportunity for parole upon demonstrated rehabilitation and maturity.
September 26, 2018
Amicus briefs filed in support of EerieAnna Good and Carol Beal:
September 24, 2018
Motion, brief, and related documents in support of Summary Judgment filed by Petitioners in Planned Parenthood of the Heartland v. Reynolds.
September 19, 2018
Proof brief filed in Iowa Supreme Court case on behalf of EerieAnna Good and Carol Beal challenging Iowa Medicaid's discriminatory exclusion of coverage for gender-affirming surgery for transgender Iowans.
August 28, 2018
Copies of the demand letters the ACLU of Iowa and the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty sent to three Iowa cities that have ordinances that forbid panhandling in public spaces:
July 30, 2018
Amicus curiae brief filed by the Freedom of Information Council and the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism in support of ACLU of Iowa clients Bailing out Benji, CCI, ALDF, PETA, and the Center for Food Safety in challenging Iowa's "Ag Gag" law, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.
July 27, 2018
Petitioners Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Dr. Jill Meadows, and Emma Goldman Clinic' Resistance to the Thomas More Society's Motion to Dismiss, filed in our challenge to Iowa's 6-week abortion ban, which has been temporarily enjoined by the Iowa District Court.
July 9, 2018
Amicus curiae brief filed by the Juvenile Law Center in support of ACLU of Iowa client Julio Bonilla in our case seeking to bring reforms to Iowa's parole process for juvenile offenders before the Iowa Supreme Court.
Amicus curiae brief filed by Juvenile Sentencing Project and Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth in support of ACLU of Iowa client Julio Bonilla in our case seeking to bring reforms to Iowa's parole process for juvenile offenders before the Iowa Supreme Court
July 2, 2018
Brief filed with the Iowa Supreme Court on behalf of ACLU client Julio Bonilla, asking that the Iowa Board of Parole implement procedures, like right to counsel and access to rehabilitative programming, to provide juvenile offenders with a realistic and meaningful opportunity for parole as required under the U.S. and Iowa Constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.
Petitioners Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Dr. Jill Meadows, and Emma Goldman Clinic' Resistance to Save the 1's Motion to Intervene filed by Save the 1, filed in our challenge to Iowa's 6-week abortion ban, which has been temporarily enjoined by the Iowa District Court.
June 29, 2018
Iowa Supreme Court ruling striking down the Iowa law that would have required women seeking abortion services to make a second, medically unnecessary clinic visit and then wait an additional 72 hours to receive those services.
June 26, 2018
Brief filed with the federal district court seeking summary judgment on behalf of ACLU clients Bailing Out Benji, Iowa CCI, ALDF, Center for Food Safety, and PETA asking the court to strike down Iowa's "Ag-Gag" law as a violation of the constitutional right to free speech under the First Amendment.
June 7, 2018
Order striking down Iowa Medicaid's exclusion of medically necessary gender-affirming surgical care for transgender Iowans because it violated the Iowa Civil Rights Act, Iowa Constitution, imposed burdens on private parties that outweighed benefits to the public, and because it was arbitrary and capricious.
June 4, 2018
Order entering a temporary injunction of Iowa’s six-week abortion ban law.
June 2, 2018
Brief filed with the Iowa district court on behalf of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the Emma Goldman Clinic in their challenge to Iowa's six-week abortion ban, asking the court to deny Save the 1's Motion to Intervene.
May 15, 2018
The following documents were filed in our lawsuit to block Iowa's 6-week abortion ban from going into effect.
March 29, 2018
Injunction in Harms v. City of Sibley, blocking the city from violating Josh Harms free speech rights
March 23, 2018
Reply Brief filed on behalf of clients Carol Beal and EerieAnna Good challenging the state's blanket ban on payment for medically necessary gender affirming surgical procedures under Iowa Medicaid.
March 8, 2018
Harms v. City of Sibley: Verified complaint filed by the plantiff, Josh Harms, against the City of Sibley, Iowa, allegeding violations of First Amendment rights. Also, included is the brief in support of plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction.
Exhibit A accompanying the complaint
Exhibit B accompanying the complaint
Exhibit C accompanying the complaint
Exhibit D accompanying the complaint
Exhibit E accompanying the complaint
February 9, 2018
Merits brief in consolidated Beal/Good case, which challenges Iowa Medicaid's ban on medically necessary gender confirmation surgery as a violation of the Iowa Civil Rights Act and Iowa Constitution.
January 19, 2018
Lockheart and Bonilla v. Iowa Board of Parole: Reply brief on behalf of Julio Bonilla in our challenge to require the Iowa Board of Parole to alter its procedures for juveniles sentenced to life.
January 17, 2018
Agan v. Krambeck: Amicus brief filed in the Iowa Supreme Court by the ACLU of Iowa, ACLU Women's Rights Project, Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence, National Housing Law Project, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, National Network to End Domestic Violence, and Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law in support of a domestic violence survivor's right under Iowa's Right to Assistance law to be protected from eviction after summoning police assistance during an attack.
January 16, 2018
Animal Legal Defense Fund et al. v. Reynolds: Resistance to State's Motion to Dismiss ACLU of Iowa clients' free speech challenge to Iowa's "Ag-Gag" law
January 12, 2018
Beal v. Department of Human Services: Resistance to State's Motion to Dismiss ACLU of Iowa's client's challenge to Iowa Medicaid's discriminatory ban on medically necessary gender confirmation surgical care coverage.
November 30, 2017
Amicus brief filed with the Iowa Supreme Court by the ACLU of Iowa, NAACP, LULAC of Iowa, and 1000 Kids for Iowa in the case State v. Brown, arguing that pretext stops drive racial profiling in traffic enforcement and should be banned under the Iowa Constitution.
November 27, 2017
Denial of state's motion to dismiss ACLU client EerieAnna Good's case against Iowa Medicaid for discriminating against her on the basis of gender identity, ruling in her favor to allow her claims under the Iowa Civil Rights Act and Iowa Constitution to move forward.
November 20, 2017
Brief on the Merits filed in the District Court by the ACLU on behalf of Julio Bonilla in his challenge to Iowa Board of Parole procedures as a violation of the rights of juvenile offenders
November 17, 2017
Order denying Iowa DHS's Motion to Dismiss EerieAnna Good's petition for judicial review challenging Iowa Medicaid's discriminatory ban on coverage of gender affirming surgery.
November 16, 2017
Resistance filed in the Iowa District Court by the ACLU on behalf of Jesse Vroegh to Wellmark, Inc.'s Motion to Dismiss in his challenge to discriminatory use policies for employee bathrooms and discrimination in state employee bathrooms and discrimination in state health benefits
November 7, 2017
Proof Brief filed in the Iowa Supreme Court by Planned Parenthood and the ACLU of Iowa on behalf of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland in its challenge to Iowa's abortion pre-requisits law as a violation of the rights of Iowa women under the state constitution
October 26, 2017
Resistance filed in the Iowa District Court by the ACLU on behalf on EerieAnna Good to Iowa Dept. of Human Services's Motion to Dismiss her challenge to the ban on transition related surgical care in Iowa Medicaid
October 25, 2017
Order from the Iowa Supreme Court adopting new rules on prohibiting routine use of restrains on juveniles in state court hearings
The new rule that prohibits the routine use of those restraints
October 23, 2017
Iowa Supreme Court order upholding a temporary injunction on key elements of Iowa's new abortion law
October 10, 2017
Complaint filed in federal court challenging the constitutionality of Iowa's "ag gag" law Order
October 5, 2017
Resistance filed in the Iowa District Court by the ACLU on behalf of Jesse Vreogh to Iowa Dept. of Corrections's Motion to Dismiss in his challenge to discriminatory use policies for employee bathrooms and discrimination in state employee health benefits
September 21, 2017
Petition challenging the Iowa Department of Human Services’ ban on Medicaid coverage for necessary surgical care for transgender Iowans
September 19, 2017
Formal comments about the Iowa Secretary of State's proposed rules regarding implementation of Iowa's new voter ID law, filed by the ACLU of Iowa and other concerned advocacy groups
Formal comments about the Iowa Voter Registration Commission proposed rules regarding implementation of Iowa's new voter ID law, filed by the ACLU of Iowa and other concerned advocacy groups
Comments September 8, 2017
August 28, 2017
Petition filed asserting the right of transgender prison nurse Jesse Vroegh to be free from discrimination on the basis of his gender identity
August 27, 2017
Appeal filed with the Windsor Heights Board of Adjustment on behalf of residents Jamie and Marijetka Orr, and Diane Foss and Mike Miller, regarding the unconstitutional permitting scheme and sign ordinance in Windsor Heights.
July 18, 2017
FOIA Request to Iowa Secretary of State for Records of Commission on Election Integrity
June 26, 2017
Petition requesting that the Department of Education change its administrative rules regarding the use of seclusion rooms and physical restraints on students
Exhibit One accompanying the petition
Exhibit Two accompanying the petition
June 16, 2017
Final Comments filed by the ACLU of Iowa and the Middleton Center Children's Rights at Drake Law School recommending reforms to curtail and regulate the use of shackles and other restraints on children in court hearings.
May 9, 2017
Order from the Iowa Supreme Court that extends the temporary injunction in Planned Parenthood v. Branstad and the Iowa Board of Medicine and remands the case to district court.
May 8, 2017
Order for emergency temporary injunction from Iowa Supreme Court in Planned Parenthood v. Branstad and the Iowa Board of Medicine
Petitioner's-Appellants' Reply Brief in Planned Parenthood v. Branstad and the Iowa Board of Medicine
Affidavit of Jason Burkhiser Reynolds in Support of Petitioner'-Appellants Motion for Temporary Injunction in Planned Parenthood v. Branstad and the Iowa Board of Medicine.
Amicus brief on behalf of the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence, et all in support in Planned Parenthood v. Branstad and the Iowa Board of Medicine.
May 3, 2017
Petition asking Court for temporary and permanent injunction and declaratory relief to stop abortion regulations from taking effect in Iowa.
Brief in support of petitioners Planned Parenthood and Dr. Jill Meadows, motion asking the Court to block immediately Iowa's 72-hour forced wait period and additional clinic visit requirement.
April 12, 2017
A complaint filed initiating a FOIA lawsuit, demanding records from the Chicago Field Office of U.S. Customs and Border Protection about the on-the-ground implementation of President Trump’s Muslim bans.
March 3, 2017
Judicial Review Order in which former County Auditor Tom Slockett prevails in his lawsuit against the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board.
January 17, 2017
Demand letter to City of Marion to change its unconstitutional ordinance regarding public displays of free speech.
January 13, 2017
Letter to the Iowa City Public Library requesting action regarding privacy and surveillance cameras and their use and signage in the library bathrooms.
January 10, 2017
Plaintiffs' Brief in Reply to amicus Iowa County Attorney Association in support of their Motion for a Preliminary Injunction in Doe v. Bull, the ACLU of Iowa's case on behalf of teenager Nancy Doe and her parents asking the court to protect her from the local prosecutor’s threat of criminal charges for her taking and sending two non-nude photographs of herself to another teen at his request.
January 10, 2017
Plaintiffs' Brief in Reply to Defendant Bull and in support of their Motion for a Preliminary Injunction, also in Doe v. Bull.
January 6, 2017
Order denying Board of Parole's motion to dismiss ACLU of Iowa clients Christine Lockheart and Julio Bonilla, both juvenile offenders, in challenging the Board of Parole's unconstitutional procedures as cruel and unusual punishment.\
December 13, 2016
An informal letter that went out to all superintendents of Iowa Schools regarding rights to equal education, nondiscrimination, and safety at school for immigrant students.
Brief in support of our Motion for a Preliminary Injunction asking the federal district court to protect a teen and her parents from an Iowa prosecutor's threat of criminal charges stemming from her taking two non-nude selfies. The Doe's argue that the threatened prosecution violates their free speech, equal protection, and substantive due process parental rights.
December 8, 2016
Petitioner's Reply Brief asking the state district court to uphold an elected official's First Amendment free speech rights to engage in core political speech.
November 10, 2016
Amended complaint filed on behalf of teenager Nancy Doe and her parents asking the court to protect her from the local prosecutor’s threat of criminal charges for her taking and sending two non-nude photographs of herself to another teen at his request.
October 27, 2016
Brief in support of judicial review in Tom Slockett v. Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board.
October 17, 2016
Petitioners' Resistance opposing the Board of Parole's Motion to Dismiss. Petitioners, who were children at the time of their offenses, seek basic procedural safeguards to ensure their constitutional right to a meaningful opportunity for parole and to be free from cruel and unusual punishment.
September 28, 2016
An informational letter that went out to all Iowa County Auditors regarding training for poll workers on protecting voting rights of transgender Iowans.
September 14, 2016
A petition for judicial review filed by Christine Lockheart to require the Iowa Board of Parole to alter its procedures for juveniles sentenced to life.
A petition for judicial review filed by Julio Bonilla to require the Iowa Board of Parole to alter its procedures for juveniles sentenced to life.
September 1, 2016
An informational letter that went out to all public school superintendents following a troubling school assembly at the Logan-Magnolia High School advising them of their obligations under the First Amendment not to engage in religious proselytizing at public school assemblies.
August 30, 2016
Amicus brief filed in State v. Zarate regarding constitutionality of juvenile sentencing factors
June 16, 2016
Amicus brief filed in State v. Martinez, by ACLU of Iowa cooperating attorney Bram Elias, clinical law professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, arguing that federal law does not permit a state criminal prosecution of Martinez, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival recipient (or “Dreamer”), for identity theft and forgery for obtaining employment.
January 14, 2016
Proof reply brief filed by the ACLU of Iowa in Griffin v. Pate asking the Court to overturn the district court below and affirm Kelli Griffin's right to vote
December 8, 2015
Brief filed with the Iowa Supreme Court on behalf of Kelli Griffin, an Iowa mom asking the court to recognize and protect her right to vote, arguing that her non-violent felony conviction was not an "infamous crime" to disqualify her from voting
November 10, 2015
Complaint filed with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission on behalf of Meagan Taylor, a Black transgender woman who was illegally profiled and jailed.
November 5, 2015
Comments filed with the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights to ensure nondiscrimination in federally funded health care programs.
October 19, 2015
Amicus brief filed in the State of Iowa v. Martinez by ACLU of Iowa cooperating attorney Bram Elias, clinical law professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, arguing that federal law does not permit a state criminal prosecution of Martinez, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival recipient (or "Dreamer"), for identity theft and forgery for obtaining employment.
August 21, 2015
Brief filed in Slockett v. Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board, arguing that the Board's regulation of political speech and expression violated the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Art. I, Sec. 7 facially and as applied.
June 29, 2015
Brief filed on behalf of Kelli Griffin in opposition to the state's motion for summary judgment
June 8, 2015
Brief filed on behalf of Montrose, Iowa, mom Kelli Griffin asking the court to recognize and protect her right to vote, arguing that her low-level drug conviction from years ago was not an "infamous crime" to disqualify her from voting
May 21, 2015
Appeal on behalf of former Johnson County Auditor Tom Slockett challenging the formal reprimand issued by the Iowa Campaign and Ethics Board. Argues that the reprimand and related proceedings violated Slockett's right to free speech
April 24, 2015
Friend-of-the-court brief by the ACLU of Iowa and the Iowa affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) in support of the Appellant in the case Anderson v. State. The brief argues for the preservation of traditional notice-pleading standards in Iowa Civil Rights Act cases in order to protect access to the courts for Iowans who experience illegal discrimination.
March 13, 2015
January 20, 2015
Petition filed on November 7, 2014 on behalf of Kelli Jo Griffin, an Iowa mom suing the state to get back her right to vote.
January 14, 2015
Recommendations on behalf of the ACLU of Iowa and the Hawkeye Chapter of the ACLU of Iowa, pertaining to the provisions of the Iowa City Charter that govern initiative and referendum petitions.
December 22, 2014
Final amicus brief filed in Planned Parenthood of the Heartland v. the Iowa Board of Medicine.
December 4, 2014
Judge’s decision in the ACLU of Iowa lawsuit on behalf of member of the Westboro Baptist Church, striking down Iowa’s flag desecration laws as unconstitutionally overbroad.
November 3, 2014
Comments filed by the ACLU of Iowa with other Iowa voting rights organizations asking the Voting Rights Commission to make significant changes to a proposed regulation that would limit online voter registration to those with a particular form of identification.
October 20-23, 2014
Final briefs submitted October 20-23, 2014, by the ACLU of Iowa and League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in the Iowa v. Schultz case in the Iowa Supreme Court. The documents were submitted by the State of Iowa, the ACLU of Iowa and LULAC of Iowa, Project Vote, and MALDEF with additional voting rights organizations signing on.
October 14, 2014
ACLU Public Comments made to the Iowa Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning Advisory Council regarding the crisis of our system of mass incarceration in Iowa, as well as Iowa's worst-in-the-nation status for racial disparities in arrest and imprisonment rates, and proposing solutions.
August 21 and 22, 2014
On August 21, 2014, the ACLU of Iowa sent a letter to the Bettendorf city government requesting that it rescind or revise its ordinance governing political signs. The ordinance regulates speech based on the political content of the message on the sign and also limits the exercise of that speech to narrow time and size limits, which courts have ruled violates free speech.
On August 22, 2014, the Bettendorf City Attorney informed the ACLU that the city would not enforce the ordinance, would remove the ordinance in the reorganization of the city code already in progress, and had already informed those people who had been told that they were in violation of the ordinance that it would no longer be enforced.
August 18, 2014
The ACLU of Iowa submitted its formal response to the Iowa Department of Public Safety's questionnaire to stakeholders regarding the regulation of drones (unmanned aerial vehicles).
August 18, 2014
The ACLU of Iowa filed formal comments to regulations proposed by the Iowa department of public health in implementing Iowa's new Medical Cannabidiol Act for patients with intractable epilepsy.
June 9, 2014
The ACLU submitted a petitioners’ brief in resistance to State’s motion for summary judgment regarding misuse and desecration of flags in the case of Phelps, et. al. vs. Red Oak Police Chief Powers and Montgomery County Sheriff Sampson.
May 15, 2014
The ACLU submitted a brief in support of motion for summary judgment regarding misuse and desecration of flags in the case of Phelps, et. al. vs. Red Oak Police Chief Powers; Montgomery County Sheriff Sampson, and Council Bluffs Police Chief O’Donnell.
May 14, 2014
The State of Iowa submitted an intervenor's memorandum in support of motion for summary judgment regarding misuse and desecration of flags in the case of Phelps, et. al. vs. Red Oak Police Chief Powers; Montgomery County Sheriff Sampson, and Council Bluffs Police Chief O’Donnell.
April 25, 2014
The ACLU of Iowa has sent legal update letters to the sheriffs of all 99 Iowa counties advising them on the legal limits and points of potential liability in entertaining U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers. These detainers are non-mandatory and expensive for local law enforcement, without public safety benefits. The letter includes a one-page insert prepared by the University of Iowa College of Law Clinic.
April 22, 2014
Written testimony on the status of voting rights in Iowa, submitted April 22 by the ACLU of Iowa to the National Commission on Voting Rights, an endeavor by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, to support the Kansas City Regional Hearing held April 21.
April 17, 2014
Ames v. Nationwide amicus brief. The ACLU of Iowa joined an amicus brief written by the national ACLU Women's Rights Project in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. The brief asks the federal Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision to affirm the lower court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Nationwide against a nursing Iowa mother who faced discrimination upon her return back to work.
April 16, 2014
Amicus brief filed in the case State of Iowa v. Yvette Marie Louisell. Joined by the national ACLU, National Juvenile Justice Network, and Iowa Coalition 4 Juvenile Justice. It asks the Iowa Supreme Court to affirm the re-sentencing of a woman first sentenced as a juvenile in 1988 to a life sentence without the possibility of parole. The new sentence makes her eligible for supervised release.
April 3, 2014
Amicus brief filed in the case Chiodo v. Section 43.24 Panel. It asks the Iowa Supreme Court to overrule prior decisions that permanently disqualified all persons convicted of crimes punishable by more than one year in a prison from voting.
March 7, 2014
March 5, 2014
January 14, 2014
Amicus brief filed in the case Dordt College et al v. Sebelius. The ACLU of Iowa joined the national ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project in filing an amicus brief in support of the government in Dordt College et al v. Sebelius.
December 10, 2013
November 12, 2013
October 30, 2013
September 23, 2013
September 16, 2013
Friend of the court brief filed with the Iowa Supreme Court, arguing that the constitutional rights of a man with developmental disabilities were violated when he was involuntarily sterilized without due process of law
August 26, 2013
Additional documents filed in the Iowa Secretary of State voter suppression lawsuit:
August 20, 2013
July 19, 2013
July 8, 2013
July 5, 2013
May 10, 2013
April 18, 2013
April 3, 2013
March 29, 2013
Documents Filed in Renewed Secretary of State Voter Suppression Lawsuit:
January 17, 2013
Comments filed by the ACLU of Iowa on behalf of itself and several other groups for the same meeting, addressing the issue of the Iowa Department of Transportation decision to deny driver's licenses for young immigrants who have been granted deferred status
December 28, 2012
Comments filed by the ACLU of Iowa on behalf of itself and several other groups for a public hearing of the Iowa Legislature's Administrative Rules Review Committee, objecting to the Iowa Secretary of State's efforts to wrongly purge Iowa's voter list
December 27, 2012
November 9, 2012
The ACLU of Iowa submitted a brief in support of a summary judgment regarding Tom Slockett, Johnson County Auditor, and his case regarding First Amendment Rights.
October 17, 2012
October 5, 2012:
September 21, 2012
August 3, 2012:
August 2, 2012:
June 29, 2012
July 27, 2012
The appeal for an Iowa Supreme Court review of a lower court's ruling denying a request for open record from the Altlantic Schools on discipline, if any, taken against school employees responsible for strip search of students
May 21, 2012
March 7, 2012