Reynolds Appoints Christopher McDonald to the Iowa Supreme Court

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds selected Iowa Court of Appeals Judge Christopher McDonald as her second appointment to the Iowa Supreme Court.

Why We Need Judicial Selection Reform

Sandy Salmon: Our goal is to increase the accountability and transparency of the judicial selection process by bringing it closer to the people’s representatives.

Reynolds Says She Will Not Appeal Fetal Heartbeat Ruling

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said that she would not appeal a district court ruling that said the state’s fetal heartbeat abortion ban is unconstitutional.

Judicial Activism Subverts the Democratic Process

Steven Holt: Iowa’s judicial selection process should provide nominees that reflect a governor’s judicial philosophy, be they Republican or Democrat.

Hecht to Resign from Iowa Supreme Court

Iowa Supreme Court Justice Daryl Hecht announced his resignation to battle cancer giving Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds a second appointment to the Court.

Can You Believe This?

Jenifer Bowen: Iowa went from one of the most extremely lenient states, allowing abortions through all nine months, to an “abortion desert” in a matter of months!

Is The Pro-Life Movement “Dying” In Iowa?

Is the pro-life movement in Iowa “dying” as an anonymous blogger in Iowa suggested? Jenifer Bowen of Life Right Action answers with a resounding “no.”

Iowa Supreme Court Lifts Injunction for Shorter Early Voting Period

The Iowa Supreme Court issued an order lifting the injunction that blocked the state from shortening the early voting window from 40 days to 29 but affirmed the rest of Judge Karen Romano’s injunctions on aspects of HF 516.

Pro-Life Leaders Ponder Iowa Post-Roe v. Wade

Pro-life leaders discuss what the battle over abortion will look like in Iowa should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade.

Kim Reynolds Appoints Susan Christensen to the Iowa Supreme Court

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds made her first appointment to the Iowa Supreme Court selecting Judge Susan Christensen to replace retiring Justice Bruce Zager.

Reynolds Given List of Three Women to Choose Next Iowa Supreme Court Justice

The state nominating commission provided Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds a choice of three finalists, all women, for the vacancy on the Iowa Supreme Court.

The Iowa Supreme Court Carries Abortion Industry’s Water on Waiting Periods

Shane Vander Hart: One would think that Planned Parenthood’s lawyers wrote the Iowa Supreme Court’s decision striking down the 72-hour waiting period for abortions.

Iowa Senate Acts to Reform Judicial Branch

The Iowa Senate voted 26-24 on SF 2282, a bill that would require a concurrence of at least five justices on the Iowa Supreme Court to declare a law unconstitutional.

What’s Wrong with Wrongful Birth?

Sandy Salmon: Recognizing wrongful birth claims drives up the cost of prenatal care and encourages abortion as doctors seek to avoid liability.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 7-1-17 (Guest: Chris Jacobs)

On Caffeinated Thoughts Radio, Shane Vander Hart discussed the Senate reform bill with Chris Jacobs, and then discussed a big decision in the Supreme Court.

The Iowa Supreme Court’s Overreach on Courthouse Gun Bans

The Iowa Supreme Court’s ban on guns in Iowa’s courthouses is in conflict with HF 517 and positions counties to not be in compliance with the new state law.