University of Denver

Iowa: Group That Led 2010 Campaign to Unseat Justices to Target Another in November (Updated)

Former Senior Director

The same group that led the effort to unseat three justices in the 2010 retention elections announced that it will challenge the sole justice on the ballot this November, Justice David Wiggins, because of his participation in the 2009 unanimous decision that overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Though the three justices in 2010 did not personally defend themselves, Justice Wiggins vowed to speak up for himself in response to any attacks. The three justices who replaced the ousted justices are also on the ballot this fall, but no challenge is anticipated.