Iowa

Honorable Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger speaks on Infinity 2016 panel

The Honorable Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger speaks on Infinity 2016 panel

In 2016, Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger joined Stephanie Rose on the federal bench for the Southern District of Iowa. Other women on the federal bench in Iowa include: Helen C Adams and Celeste Bremer, Magistrate Judges for the Southern District of Iowa; Linda R. Reade, Chief, Northern District of Iowa and Kelly Mahoney, Chief Magistrate Judge. According to Gavel Gap, 22% of Iowa’s state court judges are white women compared to 41% of the state’s population and less than 1% are women of color compared to 9% of the population. No women currently serve on Iowa’s Supreme Court.

Recent News

Report: Iowa Fails at Appointing Women, Minority Judges (2016)

Ebinger confirmed as federal judge (2016)

President Obama Nominates Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to Serve on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa (2015)

Honorable Celeste Bremer 2014 winner of the Cristine Wilson Medal for Equality and Justice (2014)

Iowa woman nominated for 8th Circuit (2013)

Obama’s Iowa nominee has been tested (2013)

Judicial Branch lacks gender diversity: Disparity even more pronounced in Iowa (2011)

Retirements could open Iowa judiciary to diversity (2011)

Resources

Iowa Nominating Commissions Guide to Iowa’s Court System (page 14 for judicial selection)

Ballotpedia: Judicial Selection in Iowa

Contacts

Please contact the following Infinity Project organizer in Iowa for more information or to get involved: Honorable Celeste Bremer: celeste_bremer@iasd.uscourts.gov

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