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Lawsuit Filed Against Iowa Judicial Oustings

Lawsuit Filed Against Iowa Judicial Oustings


A group of Iowa attorneys is attempting to keep on the bench three state supreme court justices who ruled in favor of marriage equality last year but were voted out in November.

The attorneys argue that the judicial votes should have been placed on a separate ballot per the Iowa constitution, TheDes Moines Register reports.

Groups including the National Organization for Marriage, the Family Research Council, and the American Family Association launched a successful $1 million campaign against three of the state's justices who were up for retention votes in November. Justices Marsha Ternus, Michael J. Streit, and David L. Baker were all voted off the bench.

The campaign was led by Bob Vander Plaats of Iowa for Freedom. Vander Plaats originally ran for governor of Iowa on the platform of eliminating marriage equality but lost the primary.

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