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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 11:16 PM
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IA - Organized effort to remove 3 judges who voted for same-sex marriage.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

Sleepy judge vote a focal point of Iowa election
By MIKE GLOVER
The Associated Press
Monday, November 1, 2010; 6:56 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The last time Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus was on the ballot, nearly half of voters didn't bother to weigh in on whether she should keep her job. What a difference eight years and a ruling allowing gay marriage can make.

In Tuesday's election, retention votes for Ternus and justices Michael Streit and David Baker have been drawing nearly as much attention as the races for governor and U.S. Senate. Groups on both sides have aired TV ads, organized campaign bus tours and spotlighted support from politicians ranging from a former Republican governor who supports the judges to nationally known Republicans who back their ouster.

"The whole issue of same-sex marriage has become a very threatening issue to a significant portion of the population," said Drake University political science professor Dennis Goldford. "Kicking out those three justices would be a warning shot across the judiciary's bow."

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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 11:18 PM
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1. The homophobes are winning - it's not looking good for retention.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 11:20 PM
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3. What bullshit! Fuckers.
Thanks for the link.
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petersjo02 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 11:18 PM
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2. They've been voted out.
I'm sick to my stomach.
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Goat or Panic Donating Member (509 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 11:24 PM
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4. Wow
Just wow...speechless...

At least these judges know they did the right thing.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 11:36 PM
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5. True, and voting them out won't change the law.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 01:08 AM
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