The push to unseat an Iowa Supreme Court justice continues. The
state bar association has issued Judge David Wiggins a report card
-- and it doesn't look good.
Because of a unanimous Iowa Supreme Court ruling, homosexual
"marriage" became legal in the state on April 3, 2009. In 2010
retention election, three of the justices in that majority ruling
were voted out, and now David Wiggins is on the ballot for a
retention vote in November.
Bob Vander Plaats of Family Leader tells OneNewsNow the Iowa Bar
Association puts out a score on the justices, and Wiggins has
received a very low score. Wiggins is currently the focus of a campaign to vote
him out office.
"In the 50 years of this scoring mechanism, Justice David
Wiggins rates the lowest scoring Supreme Court judge in the history
of the state of Iowa -- and not just by a few percentage points,"
"By just about double-digit percentage points, he was rated as
the worst judge."
The Iowa Bar Association gave Wiggins a grade of 63 percent --
which amounts to a D-minus.
"It's our full belief that when a court shows a propensity to go
outside of its constitutional parameters, to legislate from the
bench, to execute from the bench and even to try and amend the
constitution from the bench, all while breaking Iowa law and Iowa
code, that shows a justice who has no regard for the people, no
regard for the constitution and no regard for the law," Vander
He believes an educated electorate will go to the polls next
monty and vote Wiggins out of office.