A total of 12 candidates will be interviewed for the opening on the Iowa Supreme Court. The opening comes after Chief Justic Mark Cady of Fort Dodge passed away in Novemeber from a suddent heart attack. Cady had served on the high court for 21 years. On January 9th the State Judicial Commission will interview the 12 applicants for the position. On January 9, the State Judicial Nominating Commission will interview the 12 applicants for the opening. The commission will narrow the field to three and Governor Kim Reynolds will then pick the court’s next justice from that short list of finalists.