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Judges hope to educate voters

Alli Gerkman
In the wake of the defeat of three justices in the November 2010 retention elections, members of the Iowa Supreme Court have been more active in outreach efforts to educate the public about the role of the courts. One justice will stand for retention in 2012, and a challenge is anticipated. Click here to read the...

Gingrich's Plan to Chastise Judges: Subpoena Them, Ignore Their Decisions, Slash Their Budgets

Alli Gerkman
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich promised to “restore the proper role of the judicial branch.” Among his proposals in this regard are ignoring federal court decisions with which he disagrees and subpoenaing federal judges to seek explanations for their decisions. He also referenced Congress’ authority...