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House members seek to impeach four Supreme Court justices

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 22, 2011 7:20 AM

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Several Iowa House Republicans filed resolutions to impeach the remaining Iowa Supreme Court justices who were serving on the bench when the court allowed gay marriage in Iowa Thursday.

Separate resolutions were filed for Chief Justice Mark Cady, and Justices Daryl Hecht, Brent Appel, and David Wiggins, stating the four had violated Iowa's Constitutional separation of powers by acting in a role reserved for legislative powers, the resolutions said.

The declarations stem from disagreement with the justices' ruling to allow gay marriage in the state in the spring of 2009.

Three justices, David Baker, Michael Streit, and Marsha Ternus, were ousted in the November midterm elections last fall.

— by Alison Sullivan


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