Chief Justice Cady on Iowa Press

By: Ryan Koopmans on February 24th, 2012

Chief Justice Mark Cady will be on Iowa Press tonight at 7:30.  The interview, which airs on Iowa Public Television, will be replayed at 8:30 Saturday morning and noon on Sunday. 

State of the Judiciary

By: Ryan Koopmans on January 11th, 2012

This morning Chief Justice Cady will give the annual State of the Judiciary speech.  It’s being broadcast live on the Judiciary Branch websiteHere’s a sneak peek from the Court’s press release:

The chief justice will discuss the important role courts have in securing a prosperous economic climate in Iowa by providing businesses with the necessary confidence to invest or expand in a community. He will also discuss the role of courts in providing a stable and safe environment for the people who work and live in this state. The chief justice will apprise the legislators on the impact of a decade of budget cuts on the court’s ability to provide access to justice for all Iowans. He will announce that the judicial branch stands ready to work with the legislative and executive branches on the goal of achieving a vibrant Iowa economy.

Chief Justice Cady to Testify Before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee

By: Ryan Koopmans on December 5th, 2011

Tomorrow, Chief Justice Cady will testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on the topic of cameras in the courtroom.  The Iowa Supreme Court began streaming its oral arguments online in August of this year and has allowed video coverage since 1979.  Some members of Congress would like similar coverage of the U.S.  Supreme Court, but so far, the justices have resisted.  Justice Alito gave his reason for doing so last year in a speech at Drake University. 

Pressure to put cameras in the U.S. Supreme Court has only increased with the announcement that the justices will consider the constitutionality of the new health care law.  Last month, Senator Charles Grassley, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, requested that those arguments be broadcast. 

The Senate hearing–officially titled “Access to the Court: Televising the Supreme Court”–starts at 9:00 a.m., and will be webcast at this link.

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