“If someone wants to attack me, I’m not going to let them bully me. If asked to, I’ll speak up for myself. The others didn’t do that last time. I will. [snip] The court has sort of changed the way it did business since the last retention vote. We’re more open, we’re more transparent, and we’ve made a huge effort to reach out to the people of Iowa.” – Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Higgins, who is the target of hate groups intent on ejecting the entire panel over their vote on same-sex marriage. Last year three justices lost their retention campaigns.