Iowa Court of Appeals
|Iowa Court of Appeals|
|Method:||Commission-selection, political appointment|
The Iowa Court of Appeals is the intermediate appellate court in the State of Iowa. Its purpose is to review appeals from trial court decisions which are referred to the court by the Iowa Supreme Court. The court decides the vast majority of appeals filed from trial courts in the state of Iowa, and its decisions are final unless further review is granted by the Iowa Supreme Court.
The court is composed of nine judges. Each judge is appointed for one year by the governor, from a list of nominees composed by the Iowa Judicial Nominating Commission. After this term, which lasts for one year and then until the January 1st following the next judicial election, the judge faces a retention election. If re-elected, his/her term will normally be six years. The mandatory retirement age is 72, after which some judges go on senior status.
The judges elect the Chief Judge from amongst themselves every two years. The chief judge functions as the administrative head of the court.
|Judge Richard Doyle||2008-2017|
|Judge Amanda Potterfield||2008-2017|
|Judge Anuradha Vaitheswaran||1999-2018|
|Judge John Miller (Iowa)||1999-2009|
|Judge Gayle Vogel||1996-2017|
|Judge Michael R. Mullins||2011-2018||Gov. Terry Branstad|
|Chief Judge David R. Danilson||2009-2017||Gov. Chet Culver|
|Judge Thomas N. Bower||2011-12/31/2020||Gov. Terry Branstad|
|Judge Mary Tabor||2010-2018||Gov. Chet Culver|
|Judge Christopher McDonald||2013-12/31/2020||Gov. Terry Branstad|
- News: Iowa Court of Appeals upholds journalist's free speech, November 25, 2011
- News: 18 apply for Iowa Court of Appeals judgeship, November 7, 2011
- Iowa judicial elections, 2012
- Iowa Judicial Branch, "Court of Appeals," accessed April 17, 2014
- Iowa Judicial Branch, "Judges of the Court of Appeals," accessed April 17, 2014