DES MOINES – Today, the Justice Not Politics Coalition, Iowa’s voice for fair courts since 2010, announced that it would be airing a new ad in the Des Moines and Cedar Rapids media markets. The advertisement calls on Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, to hold hearings on a new Supreme Court Justice.
DES MOINES — After today’s ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court in Planned Parenthood of the Heartland Inc. and Dr. Jill Meadows v. Iowa Board of Medicine, Justice Not Politics Chair, Connie Ryan Terrell, issued the following statement: “Today’s ruling is the latest example highlighting Iowa’s proud tradition of our courts being free from politics. […]
Des Moines, Iowa — In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar that banning state judges from personally soliciting campaign contributions is constitutional. Justice Not Politics joined several other state-based fair courts groups in an Amicus Brief supporting the ban. The brief was prepared and filed by Pennsylvanians for […]
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 […]
Des Moines, Iowa — Justice Not Politics issued a response today to the disturbing question posed by The Family Leader and unsettling commitments made by GOP candidates running for Senate at the April 25 Family Leader forum. Four GOP candidates were asked the following question at the forum by moderator Erick Erickson, “How do you […]
Des Moines, IA — This week, Governor Branstad announced several appointments to district judicial nominating commissions across the state. One of the appointments (Betty De Boef of What Cheer) is very troubling, and Iowans need an explanation from the Governor. See the statement from Justice Not Politics chair, Connie Ryan Terrell below: “The appointment of […]
Des Moines, Iowa — Justice Not Politics issued a response today to the Family Leader’s call for the ouster of Polk County District Judge Karen Romano. Sally Pederson and Joy Corning issued the following statements: Sally Pederson, former Lieutenant Governor and Honorary Co-Chair of Justice Not Politics: “Iowans spoke in 2012 with the retention of […]