A Statement from the Ousted Iowa Supreme Court Justices

After being removed from the bench by Iowa voters on Tuesday, the three high court justices---Justice David Baker, Justice Michael Streit, and Chief Justice Martha Ternus--issued a statement in support of Iowa's merit-based selection system for judges, but expressing concern for the preservation of politically impartial courts:

"...[W]e hope Iowans will continue to support Iowa's merit selection system for appointing judges. This system helps ensure that judges base their decisions on the law and the Constitution and nothing else. Ultimately, however, the preservation of our state's fair and impartial courts will require more than the integrity and fortitude of individual judges, it will require the steadfast support of the people."

Read the full statement here.

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