The state nominating commission provided Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds a choice of three finalists, all women, for the vacancy on the Iowa Supreme Court.
It isn’t the money involved in a judicial retention vote, but judges who overstep their bounds that taints the judicial process in Iowa and elsewhere.
Don Racheter explains that the Iowa judicial retention vote is not inserting judicial politics into the system, but is good government reform.
Former Iowa Speaker of the House Chris Rants says to vote yes on Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins retention. His logic has some flaws.
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 […]
In the lightning round of yesterday’s final debate in Iowa’s Gubernatorial race, Governor Chet Culver and former Governor Terry Branstad were asked a series of questions by The Des Moines Register’s Kathie Obradovich. Regarding the judicial retention vote, both candidates were asked how they would vote on the three Supreme Court justices up for retention […]
This was from a reader’s email sent to Nathan Tucker (an attorney from Davenport, IA who blogs at The Iowa Republican), Jan Mickelson of WHO Radio and myself, published with permission – SVH Hello Nathan, Heard you on Jan Mickelson this past Thursday (listen above) and looked up your web page – very impressive. I […]