Todd Dorman at The Gazette-

Legislative Republicans pushing hard to change the way Iowa selects its judges claim to want “fairness,” “balance” and “accountability.” But the fact they’re getting an assist from the Washington, D.C.-based Judicial Crisis Network tells us much more about their darker motives.

If you’re just tuning in, Republicans are determined to undermine our current merit-based judicial selection system, enshrined in Iowa’s Constitution by voters in 1962. It created judicial nominating commissions to vet the qualifications of potential judges and justices all the way up to the Iowa Supreme Court. The governor makes the final pick from commission nominees.  Read Todd’s full article at the link below.

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Article link: https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/government/iowa-republican-judge-dark-money-supreme-court-20190216

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