Friday, August 27, 2010

In Iowa, conservatives want to out judges who OK-ed gay marriage in 2010 elections

In many states, judges are elected, and in Iowa “conservatives” are campaigning to unseat the judges who declared laws against same-sex marriage against the state constitution in Iowa. That’s all according to a story in the Washington Post, Aug. 27, 2010, by Sandhya Somashekhar, link here.

It’s true, that gay rights has not turned out nearly as well with referendums as in court (or even with representative legislative bodies). Remember Anita Bryant?

Recalling of judges could become, in practice, a significant test of judicial integrity.

I remember when living in Dallas (and having jury duty four times) that judges were elected in Texas.

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