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What Drake Law professors/administrators think about changes to judicial selection system

Iowa’s non-political, merit-based process for selecting judges works remarkably well, as is evidenced by the judges it produces.

As a group, Iowa judges are hardworking, smart and fair. Citizens can go into any courtroom across the state and be confident that they will receive an unbiased and careful hearing.

But now some Republican legislators threaten to politicize the process and erode the quality of our judiciary by changing the way judicial nominating commission members are selected.

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