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The Iowa State Constitution, 2nd Edition by Pettys, Todd E (9th February 2018)

Part Two The Iowa Constitution and Commentary, Art.XI Miscellaneous

From: The Iowa State Constitution (2nd Edition)

Todd E. Pettys

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 January 2019

The jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace shall extend to all civil cases, (except cases in chancery, and cases where the question of title to real estate may arise,) where the amount in controversy does not exceed one hundred dollars, and by the consent of the parties may be extended to any amount not exceeding three hundred dollars. Section 1 defines the jurisdictional reach of justices of the peace. The delegates to Iowa’s 1857 constitutional convention carried over the provision virtually verbatim from the state’s first constitution, ratified in 1846. The one...
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