Impeachment for Iowa Judges?

By Neal Broverman

Originally published on December 17 2010 2:35 PM ET

Three Iowa lawmakers are drafting legislation that could lead to the impeachment of the remaining state supreme court justices who ruled for marriage equality in 2009.

State representatives Tom Shaw, Glen Massie, and Kim Pearson, all freshmen politicians, are pushing for the removal of four judges. Their effort was bolstered by Republican speaker-elect of the state house, Kraig Paulson, who said he would not stand in the way of the effort. If successful, judges Mark Cady, David Wiggins, Daryl Hecht, and Brent Appel would be removed.

In November, Iowa voters removed the three other justices who ruled for same-sex marriage after out-of-state antigay groups funneled $1 million into the effort.

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