Please tell your lawmakers to protect Iowa’s fair and impartial courts and to stand up to those who are politicizing our courts. We must ensure the checks and balances of three strong, independent branches of government remain intact.
The Senate passed legislation in 2019 that will harm the well-tested and non-partisan process of choosing Iowa’s judges and justices. Iowa’s model of merit selection is nationally recognized across the country for keeping our courts as free from partisan politics as possible.
Iowans understand the 2019 legislation was a power grab and is intended to advance a specific political agenda, placing our courts in harms way simply because one small group in our state is frustrated with a handful of court decisions. That is simply wrong and it is bad public policy.
Iowa justices and judges are committed to upholding our state’s constitution and serving its citizens with equal consideration under the law. For over 50 years, Iowans have been privileged with a process designed to limit the influence of special interest groups and politics as much as possible. Iowans value our judiciary and understand that, in order to have their own fair day in court, we must ensure the process of choosing our justices and judges remains non-partisan.
Please speak out and tell your lawmakers you expect them to protect Iowa’s fair and impartial courts.