Law school examines justice retention election’s ongoing impact

The University of Iowa College of Law will look at the impact of the removal of three justices of the Iowa Supreme Court one year after the election that turned them out, with a focus on the judiciary, the legislature, and the media.

The discussion, “Defending Iowa’s Courts: An Anniversary Event,” will be held at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, in Room A of the Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St. Admission is free and food and beverages will be provided.

Among those scheduled to participate in the panel discussions will be Iowa State Sen. Joe Bolkcom; Gazette columnist Todd Dorman; Mike Petro of the Committee for Economic Development in Washington, D.C.; Emily Chafa from the Polk County Bar Association; Meredith Palmer from Lambda Legal; Iowa City attorney Jim Hayes; and Iowa District Court Judges Robert Hanson and Annette Scieszinski.