Vander Plaats might back impeaching Iowa justices (QCTimes)
Former GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Vander Plaats on Thursday called on the remaining four Iowa Supreme Court justices who were involved in a controversial 2009 same-sex marriage ruling to resign their posts.
He suggested they use next month’s annual judiciary message to lawmakers to resign and establish an orderly process by which they can be replaced.
Vander Plaats, president of The FAMiLY Leader — formerly the Iowa Family Policy Center — urged the four justices to “do the right thing” by stepping down rather than face impeachment by state lawmakers.
He said impeaching them may be an option if they decline to take the signal from Iowans who voted against retaining Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and Associate Justices Michael Streit and David Baker in the Nov. 2 general election. The three defeated justices’ terms will end Dec. 31.
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