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To: Iowa Legislature

Protect Iowa Courts from Politics

Protect Iowa Courts from Politics

To members of the Iowa legislature:

Unfortunately this legislative session there are already attempts being made to attack our fair and impartial courts. Representative Skyler Wheeler and Senator Mark Chelgren have introduced a number of bills targeting the judiciary, simply because they don't agree with their past decisions.

Iowa courts should focus solely on delivering justice, not politics.

Why is this important?

The Iowa legislature is back in session, and there are already attempts being made to attack our fair and impartial courts. Representative Skyler Wheeler and Senator Mark Chelgren have introduced a number of bills targeting the judiciary, simply because they don't agree with their past decisions. Their legislation would do the following:

1. Slash salaries for justices
2. Shorten the terms for justices
3. Abolish Iowa's retention elections for Supreme Court Justices
4. Force judges to personally pay for security at courthouses

Iowa has a strong tradition of fair and impartial courts, and our judges and justices should never feel like they're looking over their shoulder, wondering whether our state's politicians agree with their decisions. Our courts should remain independent, and be focused on delivering justice - not on politics.

That's why we need your help today. Add your name to our petition, and stand up for Iowa's courts!

Iowa, United States

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Reasons for signing

  • To disable our judicial system by starving it to death is a direct attack on our democracy.
  • To enable justice
  • Isn't it obvious?

Updates

2018-01-26 12:13:49 -0600

100 signatures reached

2018-01-26 10:19:45 -0600

50 signatures reached

2018-01-26 09:39:59 -0600

25 signatures reached

2018-01-26 09:27:47 -0600

10 signatures reached