of Three Supreme Court Justices on Retention Election Results
public statement was issued by
Justice David Baker, Justice Michael Streit and Chief
Justice Marsha Ternus.
Moines, November 3, 2010— It has been our great privilege to serve the people of
Iowa as justices on the Iowa Supreme Court. Throughout our judicial
service, we have endeavored to fulfill our duty to Iowans by always adhering to
the rule of law, making decisions fairly and impartially according to law, and
faithfully upholding the constitution.
thank all of the Iowans who voted to retain judges around the state for another
term. Your support shows that many of our citizens value fair and
impartial courts. We also want to acknowledge and thank all the Iowans,
from across the political spectrum and from different walks of life, who worked
tirelessly over the past few months to defend Iowa's high-caliber court system
against an unprecedented attack funded by out-of-state special interest
Finally, we hope Iowans will continue to support Iowa's merit
selection system for appointing judges. This system helps ensure that
judges base their decisions on the law and the Constitution and nothing
else. Ultimately, however, the preservation of our state's fair and
impartial courts will require more than the integrity and fortitude of
individual judges, it will require the steadfast support of the people.
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