Branstad on Supreme Court Vacancies

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Face Time: Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is expected to take the better part of the next 30 days to come up with his 3 choices out of the 9 finalists to fill the vacancies on the Iowa Supreme Court. Branstad has 30 days to make the selections after the judicial nominating commission chose the finalists Thursday out of the 60 people who interviewed this past week for the job. Branstad’s staff said he will begin interviewing finalists next week at the earliest but definitely the week after.

Border Beef: What do you make of this lawsuit with Taco Bell? An Alabama firm is suing the chain, claiming the beef it sells really isn’t beef. We had a Taco Bell across from my high school growing up. We couldn’t go off campus for lunch until senior year, so going across the street to Taco Bell was kind of a big deal. Then, of course, we had those late-night food runs, too. We didn’t have nearly as many late-night choices as they do now. Did I mention we had to walk 10 miles through the snow to school every day, too?:)


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