Former justice Streit joins Des Moines law firm

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Former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Michael Streit has joined a Des Moines law firm.

Ahlers & Cooney, P.C., announced Monday that Streit will join the firm's litigation, dispute resolution and investigations practice area.

Streit was one of three Iowa Supreme Court justices ousted last fall over the court's 2009 decision legalizing same sex marriage in Iowa.

He was appointed to the Iowa Court of Appeals in 1996 and to the Iowa Supreme Court in 2001.

A Sheldon native, Streit received his bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa in 1972. He graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1975.

He worked in private practice in Chariton and served as an assistant Lucas County attorney and county attorney until he was appointed district court judge in 1983.

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