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IAALS Interviewed in NPR Piece on Anti-Retention Campaign Movement

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NPR recently interviewed IAALS Executive Director Rebecca Love Kourlis about the impact anti-retention campaigns - such as the one launched against Iowa Justice David Wiggins - has on the judiciary.  Kourlis said efforts by groups to oust judges solely for disagreeable decisions have opened up  a whole new debate over how states select judges.

Linda McGuire, with the University of Iowa was also interviewed for the story:

There's a real populist movement happening to try to attack the judicial system as, quote, 'out of touch with the popular sentiment of the people.' And that's just a basic misunderstanding of what courts are about.