Three Iowa Supreme Court justices lost their seats Tuesday in a historic upset fueled by their 2009 decision that allowed same-sex couples to marry.
Vote totals from 96 percent of Iowa’s 1,774 precincts showed Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and Justices David Baker and Michael Streit with less than the simple majority needed to stay on the bench.
Their removal marked the first time an Iowa Supreme Court justice has not been retained since 1962, when the merit selection and retention system for judges was adopted.
This is disappointing to me. Disgusting as well. Why in the world haven’t we seen campaign reform yet? God damn this country and it’s lack of will when it comes to holding people accountable for their opinions.Favorite This!
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Is equality really that complicated of an idea?
I think this is a case of people being held accountable to their opinions…it’s just the wrong ones.
‘Zactly puul. This is a civil rights issue. Are we going to have to go down the list of what constitutes a human being (blacks, women, gays)? What is really disgusting is that judges that do the right thing are canned but Citizens United made sure that corporations do get the rights of a person and citizen.