DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court, in its effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and continue court services, are encouraging judges in Iowa’s eight districts to conduct more remote civil and criminal proceedings and accept written waivers in some criminal proceedings. Christopher Lee Roby Jr., … WATERLOO — The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a Waterloo man’s conviction on sexual abuse, eluding and drug charges. The Court. History. The Court holds its regular sessions in Des Moines in the Iowa Judicial Branch Building located at 1111 East Court Avenue on the state Capitol grounds just south of the Iowa State Capitol. The Iowa Supreme Court and the Iowa Court of Appeals have a different way of electing officials. In 1846, Iowa was the 29th state to join the United States.Iowa's government is similar to the federal government of the United States.The government of Iowa has three branches: the legislative branch (the Iowa General Assembly), the executive branch (the Governor of Iowa), and the judicial branch (the Iowa Supreme Court).. A new court order shows Iowa court officials don’t expect to return to business as usual until summer 2021, at the earliest.. Tuesday’s order by the Iowa Supreme Court comes as Iowa … As constitutional head of the Iowa Judicial Branch, the Court is composed of a Chief Justice and six Associate Justices. The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday tossed out a murder conviction and ordered a new trial for a man accused of the gruesome 2017 stabbing death of his girlfriend. The Iowa Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Iowa. The Iowa Supreme Court is an appellate court. Iowa Supreme Court upholds GOP-backed law adding steps to absentee ballot request process; In Roby's case, he argued that eluding police more than 25 … At first, the judge is appointed by the governor. In a split decision, the state's high court ordered a new trial for Gregory Michael Davis, 30, after finding his trial attorney’s failure to object to confusing jury instructions cost Davis a fair trial.