GOP lawmakers poised to change Judicial Nominating Commission membership

first_imgDES MOINES — A GOP proposal on the legislature’s agenda this month would change who selects half the members of the commission that sends the governor nominees for vacant judgeships. Vanderbilt University professor Brian Fitzpatrick spoke recently at a Des Moines event organized by the Iowa Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society.“Lawyers are no less political than anyone else when they are on these judicial selection bodies,” Fitzgerald said.Today half of the members of the Iowa Judicial Nominating Commission are lawyers elected to the commission by other lawyers. Representative Steven Holt, a Republican from Denison, says fewer than one out of five Iowa attorneys votes in the elections for commission members.“We’re talking about a system that I believe is not representative of the people because you’ve got 18.45 percent of this attorney group placing these folks on the commission,” Holt says, “and I don’t think that is the way we need to do it.”Holt is leading House consideration of the GOP’s plan to have the top four legislative leaders from both parties appoint half the Judicial Nominating Commission members. Representative Mary Wolfe, a Democrat from Clinton who is an attorney, opposes the move.“If we switch to this plan, the people of Iowa are going to have to walk into courtrooms, knowing that we are putting politics first,” Wolfe says.The legislators made their comments this weekend during an appearance on Iowa Public Television’s “Iowa Press” program.last_img read more

Tesla Model 3 RWD Loses Regen With Winter Tires

first_img Guide To Buying A Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model 3 The change to winter tires surprisingly affects regenerative braking, it seems.Tesla Model 3 owners report that after they switch to winter tires, the regenerative braking power significantly decreased (by at least a half of the normal force). The case seems to concern rear-wheel-drive versions only.We would expect regenerative braking to adjust the situation and decrease if the traction cannot handle snow or ice, but a decrease of regen right after the change of tires is kind of surprising, especially at temperatures of 6°C (40F) on a dry road and with a heated-up battery (no charging power limit).“Something strange is happening to Tesla Model 3 RWD vehicles. After installing winter tires, regenerative braking is about 50% weaker than on the all-season tires?!? Leave a comment if you are (or are not) impacted by this issue. 80Km/ph = ~50Miles/ph. Please subscribe if you enjoy my videos! #Tesla #Model3 #TeslaCanuck” Comparing Heating Effectiveness: Tesla Model 3, Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on November 13, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle Newscenter_img Here Are 9 Tricks And Tips For Every Tesla Model 3 Owner Source: Electric Vehicle News According to the video on Tesla Canuck channel, the issue is known to Tesla, so maybe there will be some remedy or at least we will know the reason, depending on whether it’s a bug or a feature.One of the commentators – Vinceand Theresa – wrote:“Yup, me too. I put on my Blizzak’s and immediate decrease of regen. I would say way more than 50%. The regen is a bit stronger in the slower speeds for me. Sometimes below 30kms/hr, sometimes below 20kms/hr. I submitted a ticket to Tesla and they responded that they are aware of the issue and working on it. Until then, I couldn’t take the clunky driving of the regen kicking in intermittently, so I switched back to low regen. I have never used my brakes so much in the last week or so since I got the M3 in early June. Hope they fix it fast. I miss one pedal driving.”last_img read more