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Plan fixes nominating process that isn't broken

On "Iowa Press" this week, Rep. Holt, the chair of the House Judiciary committee railed against the current process of selecting members of district and state judicial nominating commissions. Yet, he did not identify one judge that was the product of this process who was not fit to be on the bench.
Claiming “the people” need more of a voice in judicial selection, Rep. Holt ignored the fact the retention of every judge in the state is voted on by those people every six years. Yet no Iowa district court judge has been removed by retention for decades. If the retention vote means anything, it is that “the people” are generally satisfied with the results of this process.
Read the whole guest editorial in the Feb. 21 Kossuth County Advance.

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