Date:  March 22, 2012

Location:  Northminster Presbyterian Church

Event:  Town Hall Meeting

The League of Women Voters of Ames hosted Chief Justice Mark Cady of the Iowa Supreme Court for a free public discussion of "Choosing and Keeping the Best Possible Judges" on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at the Northminster Presbyterian Church in Ames.  Justice Cady addressed the 78 people in attendance on the “fundamental concept of judicial independence” as he explained the founding fathers’ vision of the American judicial branch, emphasizing the need to insulate judges from political influence.  Justice Cady focused on the process of selecting and retaining judges in the Iowa judicial system, proposed changes to this system and their possible effects, and the fallout from the 2010 retention elections.

The event was covered by the Iowa State Daily