Iowa Atty, Judges Picked For State High Court

Law360, New York (February 24, 2011, 8:30 PM EST) -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad appointed three new justices to the state's Supreme Court on Thursday, elevating an attorney at Lane & Waterman LLP and two lower court judges.

The Republican governor chose attorney Thomas Waterman, Iowa Court of Appeals Judge Edward Mansfield and Iowa District Court Judge Bruce Zager for the Iowa Supreme Court, seeking to fill vacancies created when voters booted three justices from the state's highest bench after a 2009 ruling that legalized same-sex marriage.

Branstad picked the new justices from a slate of...
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