Iowa's judicial system is one of the finest in the country. Iowa's merit selection and retention process keeps politics and campaign money out of our courts, safeguarding its fairness and impartiality. To keep it that way, Iowans from all political spectrums should resist efforts by out-of-state extremist groups who are funding efforts to politicize our courts. If politics and campaign money are allowed into the courts, justice will be for sale.
JUSTICE NOT POLITICS WORKS TO…
Protect Iowa’s judicial selection and retention process from the corrupting influence of partisan politics and moneyed interests. JNP promotes actions to reduce that influence.
Ensure judges are chosen on merit and retained through a lens of fitness for office. Any campaign against judges in a retention election for partisan reasons or as retribution is harmful to fair courts.
Promote the importance of diversity (including gender, race, geography, legal experience, and life experience) in evaluating judicial applicants and advancing judicial nominees on merit.
Stop efforts to insert partisan politics into our courts at all levels. Efforts to configure the courts for partisan purposes, including adding seats for this purpose to any court at any level, is harmful to fair courts.
Support the representation of lawyers on state and district judicial nominating commissions through peer-based elections, not appointment by partisan elected officials.
Iowa Judicial Branch building in Des Moines
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