Tom Richards: Perhaps after a 2nd round of “no” votes on judicial retention, the legislature will be emboldened to undo the ill effects of the Varnum decision.
Don Racheter explains that the Iowa judicial retention vote is not inserting judicial politics into the system, but is good government reform.
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.
I was too busy with Iowa Caucus activity last week to provide any commentary on Polk County District Judge Eliza Ovrom’s decision ordering the Iowa Department of Public Health to list both members of a same-sex marriage as legal parents of a 2-year-old girl. Better late than never. The Des Moines Register reports: Ovrom’s 12-page […]
I read an article at Radio Iowa while eating lunch that made my blood boil. Former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Michael Streit whined to the liberal legal establishment (I realize that is redundant) that politics have now “distorted” the process. Mark Geary of KCRG Radio in Cedar Rapids, IA reports: He said the court’s controversial […]
By Kim Pearson On January 10, 2011, I will swear an oath to support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Iowa. This means, in part, that I must be diligent to ensure that the various branches of State and Federal government function within their constitutional authority. That is […]
Iowa State Representatives-Elect Kim Pearson, Glen Massie, and Tom Shaw have recently gone on the record saying they are going to submit articles of impeachment for the remaining four Iowa Supreme Court Justices: Mark Cady, David Wiggins, Daryl Hecht, and Brent Appel. Former Chief Justice Marsha Ternus, Michael Streit, and David Baker lost their retention […]
By Dale Mastarone In the 10-21-10 Osceola Sentinel-Tribune I took interest in a letter to the editor that was submitted with a number of local lawyers signing onto it who all asserted to be members of the Clarke County Bar Association. The letter urged local electors to vote Yes to retain judges and justices for […]
By Congressman Steve King For too long we left the Iowa judicial branch to its own devices. Just like the rest of government, it has grown out of control without the blessing of Iowans or the watchful eye of voters. With the judicial retention vote looming, the debate has shifted into two separate, but vitally […]
From Jason Hancock at the Iowa Independent: The legal challenge to Iowa’s same-sex marriage ban will finally come to a close tomorrow, when the Iowa Supreme Court issues its ruling in the case of Varnum vs. Brien. The Court is expected to post its decision on the Judicial Branch Web site by 8:30 a.m. Friday. […]