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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.V Judicial Department

From: The Iowa State Constitution (2nd Edition)

Todd E. Pettys

The Judicial power shall be vested in a Supreme Court, District Courts, and such other Courts, inferior to the Supreme Court, as the General Assembly may, from time to time, establish. Section 1 , which vests the State of Iowa’s judicial power in a network of courts, continues to read largely as it did in Iowa’s 1846 constitution. At the 1857 convention, a majority of the Committee on the Judiciary Department proposed creating “superior courts” to serve within each of the state’s judicial districts as intermediate tribunals with appellate jurisdiction, but a...
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