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SEPARATION OF POWERS

Staci Appel, Iowa Senator (legislative branch) is married to Brent Appel, Associate Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court (judicial branch). Now here's what I ask about that union: -- when they were joined in matrimony did not the TWO become ONE? Is not the "ONE" disqualified under seperation of powers to serve in two seperate branches? Because Justice Appel is not up for retention vote in this election -- then "half of the one" (Staci) must surely have to go, am I correct? Isn't it up to we the people in Iowa, the Fourth and most powerful branch of Iowa government, to enforce the Iowa Constitution at the ballot box? 

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Isn't it up to we the people

Isn't it up to we the people in Iowa, the Fourth and most powerful branch of Iowa government, to enforce the Iowa Constitution at the ballot box?

Isn't the Fourth Branch of government typically presumed to be the corporate media?  The concept of the "fourth branch" as a political force, whose influence is not officially recognized (as I understand it) mostly refers to the corporate news media and especially corporate print journalism.

Good point.

You raise an interesting point, I'm not sure how that works — however I suspect the separation rules don't apply to them.  I may be wrong however.  But the whole purpose of this website is to try to encourage we the people of district 37 to send Staci Appel back home to once again become, a stay-at-home mom.    After all, I'm sure that her kids would rather be raised by their mom, than by hired nannies.