Iowa Supreme Court: eh, so what if the judge failed to properly fill out the warrant authorizing paperwork

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 A divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday upheld a warrant to search a suspected drug dealer’s residence, even though a deputy and a judge didn’t properly fill out the authorizing paperwork.
The 4-3 ruling underlined divisions among the justices on whether officers and judges must be held to exacting standards or if seemingly minor bureaucratic oversights can be excused.
At issue was a warrant application that Scott County deputy Dan Furlong prepared in 2015 to search a Davenport home where Maurice Angel lived.

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