Cady re-elected as chief justice

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 01, 2011 7:20 AM

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The Iowa Supreme Court re-elected Justice Mark Cady of Fort Dodge as chief justice, according to a press release.

According to a press release from the Iowa Judicial Branch, Cady was given a vote of confidence Thursday.

The release said Cady has served as a judge for 28 years, including 13 years on the Iowa supreme court, making him the most senior member.

“I am honored by my colleagues’ confidence in me,” Cady said in the release. “I pledge to do everything in my power to ensure that Iowans continue to have a high-caliber court system that provides fair and impartial justice.”

This vote of confidence follows the recent addition of three new justices to the seven-member bench.

Cady was part of the controversial unanimous decision legalizing same-sex marriage in Iowa.

In addition to judicial duties, the chief justice sets the oral argument schedule and assigns cases and administrative duties to each justice.

— by Hayley Bruce

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