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Judge upholds previous decision on court reporter layoffs

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

A judge has upheld the Iowa Judicial Branch's decision to lay off dozens of court reporters to save money in 2009.

A judge dismissed the lawsuit Monday after seven court reporters claimed the layoffs were illegal.

The reporters say they could only be fired by judges they worked under for misconduct.

The court found job protections don't apply when government agencies go through what is called a "legitimate reorganization".

An attorney for the employees is considering appealing the decision.   

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