Edward Mansfield (judge)
Edward M. Mansfield (born January 12, 1957) is a Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court. Mansfield graduated from Harvard College in 1978 and Yale Law School in 1982. After law school Mansfield clerked for Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit before entering private practice. In 1997, Mansfield started teaching as an adjunct professor at Drake University and has served as the chairperson of the board of directors of Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa. Mansfield joined the Iowa Court of Appeals in 2009.
|Associate Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court|
|Assumed office |
February 23, 2011
|Appointed by||Terry Branstad|
|Preceded by||Michael Streit|
|Judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals|
2009 – February 23, 2011
|Appointed by||Chet Culver|
|Born||January 12, 1957|
|Education||Harvard University (AB)|
Yale University (JD)
Mansfield was one of three justices appointed by Governor Terry Branstad in 2011. In November 2010, Iowa voters had removed all three justices seeking reelection in response to the court unanimously legalizing same-sex marriage in Varnum v. Brien.
In 2012, Mansfield authored an opinion for the court which found a dentist did not commit gender discrimination when, at the insistence of his wife, he fired a dental assistant to whom he was sexually attracted. In 2016, Mansfield dissented when the Court found that the Iowa Constitution categorically prohibited life without parole for juveniles who committed first degree murder.
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- "Branstad names Iowa Court of Appeals Judge Edward Mansfield to the Iowa Supreme Court". Office of the Governor of Iowa. February 23, 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. (November 3, 2010). "Ouster of Iowa Judges Sends Signal to Bench". The New York Times. p. A1. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
- "Iowa Supreme Court Opinions". www.iowacourts.gov. Iowa Judicial Branch. July 12, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
- "Iowa Supreme Court: OK to fire 'irresistible' worker". CNN.com. December 22, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
- Flores, Reena (September 23, 2016). "Donald Trump will expand list of possible Supreme Court picks". CBS News. Retrieved September 23, 2016 – via MSN.
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