TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Barry Kolar on Jun 12, 2014

Judges and lawyers need to stand up against challenges facing the courts today, Iowa Chief Justice Mark Cady told a Bench/Bar Luncheon audience today during the TBA Annual Convention in Gatlinburg. Cady, who saw three of his colleagues fall in retention elections after the court ruled to allow same-sex marriages in Iowa, spoke of the importance of a fair and impartial judiciary and the courage necessary to sustain it. Cady’s keynote address followed a pair of CLE programs. The first featured author Keel Hunt, former U.S. Attorney Hal Hardin and former Tennessean publisher John Seigenthaler discussing Hunt’s book on the scandal surrounding former Gov. Ray Blanton. The second session featured former Mississippi Supreme Court Presiding Justice Oliver E Diaz Jr., who detailed attacks from special interest groups he suffered while on the court.