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Iowa Supreme Court & ISU Player

Des Moines (KCCI-TV) The state's highest court may have final say on whether an Iowa State senior sees the basketball court again.

The Iowa attorney general's office filed a motion with the Iowa Supreme Court this afternoon, asking the justices to block a ruling by a Webster County judge that made Cyclones guard Bubu Palo eligible to play for Iowa State once again.

Palo was suspended from the team after being charged with sexual assault in 2012, only to be reinstated when charges were dropped in 2013. In late August, despite the charges against Palo being dropped, ISU president Steven Leath ruled that Palo had broken the school's student code of conduct and barred him from participating in intercollegiate athletics representing Iowa State.

Last week, a Webster County judge issued a stay in the school president's ruling, which allowed Palo to be eligible and compete. The school's website now lists Palo as a member of the basketball team.

The Attorney General's office, on behalf Board of Regents, filed the argument today, asking that the Supreme Court stop the district court's stay, and remove Palo once again. The motion argues that the Board of Regents, and not a court, should have the final say on whether or not a player is able to compete

 
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