The Supreme Court of Iowa, in a January 8 ruling, reversed a disciplinary decision by the state's Attorney Grievance Commission against a lawyer who had filed a frivolous motion in a custody dispute and had criticized a judge in another case. The court held that the offending conduct, while potentially subject to sanctions from the courts hearing those cases, was not of a level of conduct which merited professional discipline.
In 2012, the attorney, Richard Rhinehart, represented a mother seeking an emergency order to alter . . .