CHIEF JUSTICE DOES NOT REGRET 09′ RULING

IOWA—THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE IOWA SUPREME COURT SAYS HE HAS NO REGRETS ABOUT THE COURT’S 2009 RULING ON GAY MARRIAGE WHICH HAS SPARKED CONTROVERY AND LED TO THE DEFEAT OF THREE JUSTICE’S IN THIS FALL’S RETENTION ELECTION.

CHIEF JUSTICE MARK CADY WROTE THE OPINION AND DURING AN INTERVIEW THAT AIRS FRIDAY NIGHT ON IPTV, CADY WAS ASKED IF HE REGRETTED ISSUING THE DECISION.

ACCORDING TO CADY, THE UPROAR WILL NOT DETER THE COURT FROM TAKING OTHER CONTROVERSIAL CASES.

CRITICS OF THE COURT’S RULING ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE SAID CADY WAS ARROGANT WHEN HE DELIVERED A FORMAL SPEECH TO LEGISLATORS THIS PAST WEDNESDAY AND HAD POURED GASOLINE ON THE EFFORT TO IMPEACH CADY AND THE THREE JUSTICES WHO REMAIN ON THE COURT.

THE THREE COURT JUSTICES WHO WERE VOTED OFF THE BENCH LEFT THE COURT AT THE END OF 2010 AND CADY WAS SELECTED BY HIS PEERS TO REPLACE THE EXITING CHIEF JUSTICE.

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