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Is Iowa Going to Abolish Its Bar Exam?

Is Iowa Going to Abolish Its Bar Exam?   Hat tip to The Pitt News, the daily student newspaper of the University of Pittsburgh, which published an article this week titled “Critics of bar exam emerge across the nation.” While the title of the article might sound generalized,…>read more

No Comment February 11, 2014

Law Grads in Iowa Could Practice In-State Without Bar Exam

Law Grads in Iowa Could Practice In-State Without Bar Exam   A proposal has been presented to the Iowa Supreme Court that would allow graduates of the two law schools in the state to begin practicing law prior to passing the bar exam, according to The Des Moines Register.  …>read more

No Comment January 13, 2014

22 Year Old Samantha Goudie Arrested at .341 BAC Tweets #YOLO

22 Year Old Samantha Goudie Arrested at .341 BAC Tweets #YOLO   At a University of Iowa football game this weekend 22 year old Samantha Goudie was arrested and blew a .341 BAC. Instead of being thankful that she is alive, the young woman tweeted “#YOLO” and made a commemorative t-shirt…>read more

No Comment September 4, 2013

Iowa Supreme Court Decides to Re-evaluate “Irresistible Employee” Case

Iowa Supreme Court Decides to Re-evaluate “Irresistible Employee” Case This week, in a rare move, the Iowa Supreme Court decided to reevaluate an already published unanimous decision issued in a case in December. The matter involves a sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by a woman employee whose ostensible fault for…>read more

No Comment June 27, 2013

Court Clerk Steals $500K From Fine And Ticket Payments

Court Clerk Steals $500K From Fine And Ticket Payments After receiving four counts of first-degree theft in October, Iowa judge sentences Tina Marlene Zieser, 46, to 10-years in prison for her crime. She had been charged with stealing over $500K from the court office that she worked for. What…>read more

No Comment January 17, 2012

Occupy Wall Street Protests Intensify at Campaign Headquarters; Many Arrested

Occupy Wall Street Protests Intensify at Campaign Headquarters; Many Arrested Five Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested yesterday outside the Iowa campaign headquarters of presidential contender Ron Paul as the group rallied in its continued protest against Republican candidates and President Obama. Trespassing was the charge the five individuals were…>read more

No Comment December 30, 2011

Obama Administration’s Top Health Official Blocks Plan B Pill From Becoming OTC

Obama Administration’s Top Health Official Blocks Plan B Pill From Becoming OTC Yesterday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius – the Obama administration’s top health official stopped the Plan B morning after pill from being allowed to be sold over the counter. Her decision overrules scientists at the Food and Drug…>read more

No Comment December 8, 2011

Iowa’s Scheldrup Blades Expanding Despite Flood

Iowa’s Scheldrup Blades Expanding Despite Flood Cedar Rapids, Iowa’s Scheldrup Blades, which has offices in Des Moines and Omaha, plans to grow with 20 new lawyers over the next two years. In June 2008, the Cedar River surpassed the 500-year flood plain and placed an estimated…>read more

2 Comments April 8, 2009