Judges and justices often make unpopular decisions, and these decisions may come back to haunt them come election season.
For Supreme Court justices in Iowa, that’s every eight years. And this November, Chief Justice Mark Cady, along with Justices Daryl Hecht and Brent Appel will be on the ballot.
Voters will not be asked to choose between the current justices and a challenger; rather with a retention election, voters are simply asked if each justice should keep his or her job.
But, many dislike Iowa’s judicial retention system.