The Iowa Supreme Court issued three opinions from Jan. 30-Feb. 5. As of Feb. 5, the court issued 14 opinions in 2023—three more than this point a year ago. The three opinions are below:
From Jan. 30-Feb. 5, state supreme courts issued 113 opinions nationally. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued the most with 31. State supreme courts in 20 states issued none. Courts where judges are elected have issued 66 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 47.
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 638 opinions in 2023. Courts where judges are elected have issued 378 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 260. Iowa is a Republican trifecta, meaning Republicans control the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature.