Opening Statements

Spotlight On the Three States That Maintain All-Male High Courts

Posted Jun 1, 2011 2:30 AM CDT
By Jill Schachner Chanen

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When Iowa voters in the last election removed three supreme court judges who supported the state’s historic same-sex marriage ruling, they made history. But it’s perhaps not the kind of history political activists might suspect. The vacancies resulted in the appointment of three male jurists to Iowa’s high court, making the Hawkeye State one of only three left in the United States with an all-male supreme court.

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Illustration by Adam Weiskind

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