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Friday, July 3, 2009

Huck and the law in Iowa

Posted By on Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 11:45 AM

Interesting article here about a Republican candidate for governor in Iowa, Bob Vander Plaats. He was chairman of Mike Huckabee's Iowa presidential primary campaign. Vander Plaats has apparently decided gay marriage is his big ticket, after a couple of losing bids for statewide office.

When the Iowa Supreme Court legalized same sex marriage earlier this year, Vander Plaats asked [Gov. Chet] Culver to issue an executive order to ''put a stay on the court's opinion until the Legislature acts.''

Culver's advisers said the governor has no power to do that. Vander Plaats disagrees.

''I've got constitutional lawyers that back me up,'' he said.

When asked to identify them, he named former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia and Herb Titus, a Virginia attorney. He did not name any Iowans.

The only lawyer in that group is a religious nut.

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