Senate Reforms Will Allow Majority Rule on Judicial Nominations

The Iowa Fair Courts Coalition Supports Senate Rules Reform Approved Today in the U.S. Senate Overdue reforms to Senate rules come after years of unprecedented obstruction Today, the U.S. Senate voted to reform its internal procedures to end the supermajority filibuster and allow simple yes or no votes on most executive and judicial nominees made … Read more

Why Courts Matter: Sue Dinsdale Invited to the White House

I have a couple of exciting updates about Iowa Citizen Action Network that I wanted to share with you! During the past year ICAN, along with several other organizations, has formed the Iowa Fair Courts Coalition.  We are becoming more and more concerned about the crisis in the federal courts, so we have engaged organizations, businesses, … Read more

Media Advisory: Iowa Fair Courts Coalition Representative Invited to White House

Media Advisory:  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 3, 2013 Contact:           Sue Dinsdale,, 515-480-3240 Iowa Fair Courts Coalition Representative Invited to White House Iowa Citizen Action Network to Represent Iowa at Forum on the Federal Judiciary Des Moines, Iowa – Iowa Citizen Action Network Executive Director Sue Dinsdale will be travelling to Washington, DC for a Wednesday, June 5th White House … Read more

Iowa Fair Courts Coalition Celebrates Jane Kellys Confirmation to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Coalition Urges Sen. Grassley to Continue to Move Qualified Judicial Candidates through the Senate (Des Moines, IA)Today, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Jane Kelly, of Iowa, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit by a vote of 96-0. The vote will be posted at The Iowa Fair Courts Coalition celebrates the … Read more