2012 Election: An Iowa Divided


Looking at the 2012 election results in Iowa it is evident that Iowa is very much a divided state – geographically and ideologically.

Iowa Judicial Retention Elections Help Make the System Stronger


Iowa Judicial Retention Elections make Iowa’s Judicial System stronger, not weaker. Iowans must provide a check on judicial power when necessary.

Bobby Jindal: Some Judges Make NFL Replacement Refs Look Like Geniuses


Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) joined the No Wiggins Tour on Tuesday to encourage Iowans to vote no on Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins’ retention.

Rick Santorum Helps Kick Off No Wiggins Tour in Iowa


Rick Santorum helped launch Iowa for Freedom’s No Wiggins Tour to encourage Iowans to vote no on Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins’ retention.

Santorum, Jindal Join Iowans for Freedom on No Wiggins Bus Tour


Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal will participate on a bus tour will focus on the “No Wiggins” ballot initiative in the upcoming Iowa judicial retention vote.

Iowa Split on Retaining Justice David Wiggins

The latest Public Policy Poll shouldn’t come as good news for Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins.  They write: Iowans are evenly divided on retaining Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins. 38% say they would vote to retain him if the election was today while 38% say they would vote to end his time in office. That […]

Rick Santorum in Iowa: Obama Has Contempt for the People’s Constitution


Former Pennsylvania Senator and Republican Presidential Candidate, Rick Santorum, spoke Saturday evening at The FAMiLY Leader’s Leadership Summit held at Point of Grace Church in Waukee, IA.  After commending Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Mitt Romney’s VP pick, he said in an election that values voters “can’t take a pass on” that Iowa has four […]

Iowans for Freedom Initiative Launched to Unseat Judge David Wiggins


The FAMiLY Leader President and CEO, Bob Vander Plaats, announced at The FAMiLY Leader Leadership Summit this afternoon that he is relaunching the Iowans for Freedom Initiative which was successful in unseating three Iowa Supreme Court justices in 2010 to campaign against Justice David Wiggins retention.  Justice Wiggins is the 4th of 7 Supreme Court […]

Rekha Basu Shows Her Ignorance Once Again


By Dale Mastrone Rekha Basu, in her August 5, 2012, opinion piece in the Des Moines Register closed it with a statement “ …I’d love to be corrected..” In Ms Basu’s rant about what she claimed to be the GOP opening a door to a partisan judiciary because Iowa GOP Party chairman A.J. Spiker urged […]

The Next Ex-Iowa Supreme Court Justice: David Wiggins


And the campaign to oust the fourth Iowa Supreme Court Justice who ruled in favor of same-sex marriage is off.  Three justices, Marsha Ternus, David Baker and Michael Streit, were ousted in 2010 after an unprecedented majority voting no on retention.   A.J. Spiker, the Chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa called on voters to […]

Articles of Impeachment Filed Against Four Iowa Supreme Court Justices In Iowa House

Articles of impeachment were filed for Iowa Supreme Court Justices: Brent Appel, Mark Cady, Daryl Hecht and David Wiggins late Thursday afternoon.  These are the four justices who were not on the ballot in November when three of their members lost their retention vote.  The articles were sponsored by State Representatives Tom Shaw (R-Laurens), Dwayne […]