What You Need to Know About Coerced Confessions

A coerced confession is one that is not given voluntarily. This can be a result of physical intimidation, threats, or unlawful promises of better treatment. Iowa Coerced Confession Law In Iowa, the police are strictly prohibited from threatening worse treatment or promising better treatment to obtain your confession or get you to talk. Iowa Courts have …

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Was the Proposed Iowa Supermajority Bill Unconstitutional?

Proposed but failed legislation would have required the Iowa Supreme Court have a supermajority to rule an Iowa statute unconstitutional. This legislation would have required five of the seven Iowa Supreme Court justices to agree. Interestingly enough, the proposed bill may have been unconstitutional. It is likely that an amendment to the Iowa constitution would have to be made …

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