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Thursday, September 13, 2007

HawkeyeGOP: Bill Salier -- We've Missed You

Excerpted from this post at HawkeyeGOP

Bill Salier is back! Two weeks ago, Polk County District Judge, Robert
Hanson opened the floodgates for gay marriage in Iowa by ruling the
state's Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. Hanson issued
a stay the next day but in the meantime at least one gay marriage was
performed and registered in the state. This week Bill Salier is
leading an effort to petition the Iowa Legislature to impeach Judge
Hanson. Salier of course lost a bitter primary fight in the 2002 US
Senate race to Greg Ganske. (Ganske of course went on to lose to Tom
Harkin.) Salier's organization Everyday America, a non profit, is
organizing the petition drive. Information is on the organization's
web site. In Iowa, the voters cannot directly recall a judge. Judges
get put on the ballot periodically and voters may vote whether they
should be retained.

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