Two former Iowa Supreme Court justices who lost their jobs over a 2009 ruling that struck down a state ban on same-sex marriage have taken new jobs as mediators.
David Baker and Michael Streit told the Cedar Rapids Gazette that they felt they were too young to retire after losing their seats on the bench in November's retention vote. The men have a combined 68 years in the law profession.
"After the election, I thought I would retire and dabble in the law," Streit said. "But I have lived and breathed the law for so many years and I still have something to offer."
In their new positions, Baker and Streit work to help negotiations and resolve conflicts so the court system doesn't have to get involved.
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