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Chief Justice Visits Washington

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2011 at 6:28 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

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The Washington Library had a lesson about the government yesterday afternoon.  Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady spoke about the Iowa Judicial Branch.  Justice Cady said the state of Iowa employs 1750 employees in its court system.

He says when compared to other state courts, Iowa ranks 4th in the country.  Out of the 20 people in attendance, Justice Cady addressed concerns about future retention votes and how to educate the public about the judicial system.

Justice Cady replaced Marsha Ternus the first of the year after last year’s non-retention vote ousted her and two other justices.