Iowa’s judicial nomination board’s gender quotas survive a court challenge ( News Iowa )

The case is supported by the Pacific Legal FoundationThe judge calls the Iowa law a permissible, remedial measure(Reuters) - A federal judge has rejected a bid by a conservative legal group to block Iowa from requiring a state law requiring an equal number of men and women from each of its congressional districts to serve on the state's top vets committee. courtsChief US District Judge Stephanie Rose in Des Moines on Sunday refused to grant a preliminary injunction, a request by two candidates for a commission backed by the conservative Pacific Legal Foundation, which called the law unconstitutional.The Pacific Legal Foundation declined comment. A spokesman for outgoing Democratic Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, whose office is defending the law, did not respond to a request for comment.In a lawsuit filed…
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