April 3, 2019
Statement by Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen
on the passing of former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Daryl Hecht
“We lost a former member of the Iowa Supreme Court today who did the right thing even when it wasn’t easy.
“Justice Daryl Hecht was a leader and advocate for the civil rights of all Iowans. Whether by ensuring marriage equality, protecting the rights of women to make their own health care decisions or guaranteeing free speech, his judicial independence improved the lives of thousands and thousands of Iowans.
“Justice Hecht’s family, colleagues and friends are in our thoughts today.”