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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New Iowa Laws Tougher on Texting While Driving and Driving Impaired

On Monday, April 17, Governor Branstad signed bills into law banning texting while driving and allowing for tougher action against driving while impaired. Previously, texting while driving was considered a secondary offense in Iowa, which meant police could not stop someone unless they believed another violation had occurred. Under the new law, police will be …

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