JNP: A voice for fair courts

Find out how Justice Not Politics got its start.

Justice Not Politics is the voice for fair courts in Iowa. Iowans have a long and proud tradition of fair and impartial courts that deliver justice equally to all. Join Justice Not Politics today and together we will protect Iowa’s courts.

Know Your Courts

Know Your Courts

Do you know the role of the court systems in Iowa?

Iowa’s merit selection and retention process keeps politics and campaign money out of our courts, safeguarding its fairness and impartiality. Learn how this system and the history of Iowa’s court system help to keep money out.

About our Coalition

About our Coalition

Iowa's judicial system is one of the finest in the country.

To keep it that way, Iowans from all political spectrums should resist efforts by out-of-state extremist groups who are funding efforts to politicize our courts. If politics and campaign money are allowed into the courts, justice will be for sale. Groups from across the state are working together to counter the effort of extremists from hijacking Iowa’s courts. Justice Not Politics is a broad based, nonpartisan coalition of organizations and Iowans across the political spectrum —- progressive to conservative; Republicans, Independents and Democrats —- all who are committed to protecting Iowa’s courts and our system of merit selection and retention.

Press Release

Justice Not Politics: Courts Must Remain Free of Political Influence 

Justice Not Politics today responded to the legislative proposal released that would drastically alter the merit selection process for choosing Iowa’s judges. Justice Not Politics also released a breakdown of the political makeup of Iowa’s District & State Judicial Nominating Commissions. Connie Ryan, chair of Justice Not Politics, released the following statement criticizing the proposal […]