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Iowa Supreme Court announces new rules for disciplining state's prosecutors

[JURIST] The Iowa Supreme Court has announced plans to begin disciplining the state's county prosecutors under the Court's Board of Ethics. Currently, an ethics committed of private Iowa County Attorneys Association handles complaints against prosecutors. However, this practice has come into question by recent actions which has led some Iowan attorneys to question how well the group could investigate its own members. The proposed rule changes, which is subject to public comment before it can take effect, will also result in local bar associations losing the ability to handle complaints as they currently do. The court is accepting public comment on until mid-January. Read the Iowa Supreme Court press release announcing the change and the order. The Des Moines Register has more.

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