Back in April, the Iowa Supreme Court issued an inspiring ruling, which struck down Iowa’s ban on same sex marriage. (earlier post). Whether you give a shit if gays get married or not, the court’s decision was well-reasoned and upheld the principle that “equal” means “equal.”
In response, Bob Vander Plaats, a Republican candidate for Iowa Governor called for an “executive order” overturning the decision. We mocked him in this post.
Now Vander Plaats is at it again – trying to organize a campaign to remove the justices from the Iowa Supreme Court in their next retention election. (source) Of course, this is part of the democratic process, and he has a right to campaign to remove the justices from the court.
But, if justices are removed from a state supreme court for supporting civil rights for one minority group, that will be one of the ugliest days in American history.
He is well funded, apparently enough that he has six full time employees working on his little witch hunt. I don’t know of any organized resistance to Vander Plaats’ efforts. If anyone out there knows of one, please put their info in the comments.