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Feb. 14, 2007

Federal Appeals Court To Hear Cases At UI College Of Law

Iowans will have a unique opportunity to see a part of the United States judicial system up close when a three-judge panel of the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals hears three cases when it meets in the University of Iowa College of Law's Boyd Law Building March 6.

The three judges will open their Iowa hearings at 2 p.m. in the Levitt Courtroom/Auditorium. Arguments will be open to the public.

"The Eighth Circuit judges meet only occasionally outside their St. Louis or St. Paul headquarters, so we're pleased they've chosen to make one of those appearances at the University of Iowa College of Law," said Carolyn Jones, dean of the law school. "We invite anyone who is interested in seeing how the U.S. appellate justice system functions to take advantage of this opportunity."

The Eighth Circuit's most recent appearances at the UI law school were in 2004 and 1996. The three judges who will hold session in Iowa in March are: Senior Judge David R. Hansen of Mt. Vernon; Judge Michael J. Melloy of Cedar Rapids; and Judge William J. Riley of Omaha.

The cases the judges will hear have not yet been announced.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

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