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.
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.
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.
June 8, 2021 Faithful readers of our Justice at Stake series know we’ve chronicled the growing tension between dark money special interests and judicial independence. What started as a drip more than 20 years ago is now a Noah’s Ark flood of spending by mostly (but not exclusively) business and conservative groups to achieve their […]
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 […]