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December 2nd, 2010

Justice Cady to Serve as Chief Justice While Court Awaits New Members

The Iowa Supreme Court has selected Justice Mark S. Cady, Ft. Dodge, to serve as chief justice, beginning January 1, 2011. Justice Cady was appointed to the court by Governor Terry Branstad in 1998. He replaces Chief Justice Marsha Ternus, whose term expires December 31, 2010. Once three new justices are selected to replace Chief Justice Ternus, Justice Michael Streit, and Justice David Baker, and assume their duties, the court will hold another vote for chief justice to allow the new justices to participate in the selection.

“Once I assume the duties of chief justice in January, my foremost concern will be to do all I can to support the work of Iowa’s high caliber court system and to expand the public’s access to justice,” said Justice Cady. “I look forward to working with Governor Branstad and the legislature on these and other matters affecting the administration of justice.”

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