1. The supreme court has appellate jurisdiction only in cases in chancery, and constitutes a court for the correction of errors at law. The jurisdiction of the supreme court is coextensive with the state.
2. A civil or criminal action or special proceeding filed with the supreme court for appeal or review, may be transferred by the supreme court to the court of appeals by issuing an order of transfer. The jurisdiction of the supreme court in the matter ceases upon the filing of that order by the clerk of the supreme court. A matter which has been transferred to the court of appeals pursuant to order of the supreme court is not thereafter subject to the jurisdiction of the supreme court, except as provided in subsection 4.
3. The supreme court shall prescribe rules for the transfer of matters to the court of appeals. These rules may provide for the selective transfer of individual cases and may provide for the transfer of cases according to subject matter or other general criteria. Rules relating to the transfer of cases are subject to section 602.4202. A rule shall not provide for the transfer of a matter other than by an order of transfer under subsection 2.
4. A party to an appeal decided by the court of appeals may, as a matter of right, file an application with the supreme court for further review. An application for further review shall not be granted by the supreme court unless the application was filed within twenty days following the filing of the decision of the court of appeals. The court of appeals shall extend the time for filing of an application if the court of appeals determines that a failure to timely file an application was due to the failure of the clerk of the court of appeals to notify the prospective applicant of the filing of the decision. If an application for further review is not acted upon by the supreme court within thirty days after the application was filed, the application is deemed denied, the supreme court loses jurisdiction, and the decision of the court of appeals is conclusive.
5. The supreme court shall prescribe rules of appellate procedure which shall govern further review by the supreme court of decisions of the court of appeals. These rules shall contain, but need not be limited to, a specification of the grounds upon which further review may, in the discretion of the supreme court, be granted. These rules are subject to section 602.4202.
83 Acts, ch 186, § 5102, 10201
Referred to in § 602.5103, 602.5106
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