Iowa Supreme Court to hear arguments in Harlan

HARLAN -- On Wednesday, Nov. 4, the Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Harlan, in the case State of Iowa v. Taquala Monique Howse.
    The proceeding will take place at Harlan Community High School’s auditorium.  The oral arguments are open to the public and begin at 7 p.m.
    The court will hear attorneys argue in the case.
    In State of Iowa vs. Howse, the state seeks further review after Iowa Court of Appeals reversed the conviction of Taquala Howse for carrying a weapon.  At issue before the Iowa Supreme Court is whether a stun gun is a dangerous weapon per se under Iowa Code section 702.7, which the Iowa Legislature amended in 2008 to expand the definition of dangerous weapon to include “any portable device or weapon directing an electric current, impulse, wave, or beam that produces a high-voltage pulse designed to immobilize a person.”



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