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Letter: Vote no for Cady, Hecht and Appel

Gale D. Severson

I’m writing to encourage your readers to vote no on Iowa Supreme Court Justices Mark Cady, Daryl Hecht and Brent Appel, who are up for retention on the Nov. 8 ballot. They have acted outside of the constitutional bounds of their position.

In 2009, they conspired to usurp the authority of the legislature by imposing same sex marriage on our state. Hecht and Appel continue to abuse their authority, as well as Justice Cady who wrote the Varnum ruling. When the Iowa Board of Medicine banned telemedice abortions because it is medically unsafe, Justices Cady, Hecht and Appel overruled them.

Our legislative and executive branches have failed to keep the judicial branch in check. It’s up to “we the people” to restrain them and send a message to the other branches of government that we do not want justices legislating from the bench.

Gale D. Severson

Strawberry Point

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