DES MOINES (AP) — Resolutions to impeach four Iowa Supreme Court justices have been filed by five members of the Iowa House.
The four justices had joined their colleagues in a unanimous 2009 ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in Iowa.
Voters ousted three of the justices in November, and they have been replaced.
The resolutions say Justices Mark Cady, David Wiggins, Daryl Hecht and Brent Appel overstepped judicial bounds because such a decision should have been reserved for the Legislature.
A key Republican lawmaker, Rep. Rich Anderson, R-Clarinda, said that the impeachment resolutions likely will stall in his House Judiciary Committee.
He said the justices’ actions don’t meet the Iowa Constitution’s standard for impeachment, which is “misdemeanor or malfeasance in office.”