This is a GOOD sign.
Slowly we are taking the country back to a NORMAL morality.
“”This spiteful campaign is a wake-up call to future voters who must resist attempts to politicize the courts,”
....it’s a wake-up call alright....high time the rest of the country got involved in reforming the American judiciary.
Can they now REPEAL the allowance of “gay” marriage.
It’s a shame all that money has to be spent on “removal efforts” just don’t elect these nutjobs in the first place!
It’s not “spiteful”. It’s called “conservative”.
GOOD!!! I understand the founders reasons for making the judiciary appointed for life for the most part, but that was done when the life expectancy was in the mid 40s. I’m not sure that this is a case for having elected judges, but it is a good example of how a judicial election is supposed to work.
Did the voters also attempt to change the state constitution so that it was harder for justices to interpret in a way in which gay marriage was banned?
If not, they are unlikely to overturn the precedent the court already created.
The voters aren’t politicizing the Iowa Supreme Court, the justices did. The voters are fixing the problem.
You can actually vote out judges? Wow! We can’t in Massachusetts. A friend in Calif was moaning about having
to vote for/against judges in his state. I said, I only wish I could.
Here is the information about the ouster of pro-gay-marriage judges, written in an understandable fashion.
“Actions have consequences” - Rush Limbaugh
Nothing “spiteful” about this campaign as the idiot said at the end of the article. I live in Iowa, and am one of the MANY who voted to remove these “judges” from their positions. The citizens of Iowa were NEVER “allowed” the chance to vote on this issue..apparently these judges are so much smarter than us average people, they had to decide for themselves. This decision was based upon the fact that we Iowans resent having decisions made for us! To the rest of the panel..watch out, because you are all NEXT to go!
“This spiteful campaign is a wake-up call to future voters who must resist attempts to politicize the courts,”
It is those who use the radical lawyers and radical judges to get “rights” dictated into existence from the bench, who “politicize the courts”.
If you want rights in our Constitutions, then go through the process of getting your fellow citizens to support the legislative process of amending a Constitution to formally place those rights in that Constitution. You are creating a judicial oligarchy when you by-pass that process and think “rights” can originate with judges.
If you ignorantly believe that it is O.K. for rights to originate with judges, then you are ignoring the fact that by granting the judges that power they have obtained the power to deny you the rights you thought you already had. It is a process by which, over a long period of time, a written Constitution comes to no longer have the force of law, its been replaced by mere judges.
Practice what you preach, dude.