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Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice to visit UNI

October 17, 2013

Donna Hoffman, head, Department of Political Science, 319-273-5916,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Chief Justice Mark Cady of the Iowa Supreme Court will speak at the University of Northern Iowa at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, in Sabin Hall, Room 002.

Cady will present a lecture about the role of Iowa's courts in policy making. He will provide insights into the decision-making process of the courts and discuss recent cases, including the landmark decision in Varnum v. Brien, which established same-sex marriage in Iowa. Cady earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from Drake University, and was first appointed to the Iowa Supreme Court in 1998, becoming the Chief Justice in January 2011.

The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Donna Hoffman, department head of political science, at 319-273-5916 or