Justice Not Politics Responds to Comments from Bob Vander Plaats

Des Moines, Iowa — Justice Not Politics issued a response today to comments made by Bob Vander Plaats when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide whether states can ban same-sex marriage. Clip from the Cedar Rapids Gazette (full article below): “Vander Plaats still has his sights on reversing Iowa’s course on same-sex marriage. He […]

72 Iowa judges up for retention vote in 2014

October 8, 2014 By O. Kay Henderson http://www.radioiowa.com/2014/10/08/72-iowa-judges-up-for-retention-vote-in-2014/ Seventy district court judges and two judges on the Iowa Court of Appeals are up for a retention vote on this fall’s ballot. The Iowa State Bar Association has released its survey of lawyers about each of the judges up for retention in 2014. Over 1100 attorneys […]

The Register’s Editorial: Effort to end election of judges is losing a longtime companion

Article here: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/editorials/2014/10/04/american-judicature-society-disbanding/16705995/ Americans are generally upset about the growing amount of money raised to pay for campaigns. The campaigns that deserve the greatest concern, however, are those in states that elect judges. It is outrageous that would-be judges must go hat-in-hand to seek contributions from individuals, big law firms or corporations that may have […]