University of Denver

Iowa GOP chairman calls for ouster of another Supreme Court justice (Updated)

Former Senior Director

The state Republican Party chair called for voters to remove one of four supreme court justices standing for retention in November. Justice David Wiggins participated in the 2009 unanimous ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in the state, and three of his colleagues lost their bids for retention in 2010. Iowans for Freedom, the group that led the 2010 ouster effort, kicked off its campaign against Wiggins’ retention on August 11, while Justice Not Politics mobilized to support Wiggins. To date, Wiggins has opted not to mount a political campaign on his own behalf—a decision that some commentators question.