justice http://iowapublicradio.org en UNI Panel Explores Racial Questions in Trayvon Martin Case http://iowapublicradio.org/post/uni-panel-explores-racial-questions-trayvon-martin-case <p></p><p style="margin-left:4.5pt;"><a href="http://www.uni.edu/cme/staff">&nbsp;Dr. Michael Blackwell</a>, the University of Northern Iowa's Director for Multicultural Education, joins IPR's <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/people/sarah-mccammon">Sarah McCammon</a> to preview a<a href="http://www.uni.edu/adp/documents/Flyerfor9-11-13TheTrayvonMartincase2on1page.pdf"> panel discussion</a> at UNI on the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:55:55 +0000 Sarah McCammon 28901 at http://iowapublicradio.org UNI Panel Explores Racial Questions in Trayvon Martin Case Jury Duty: The role of a juror http://iowapublicradio.org/post/jury-duty-role-juror <p>With George Zimmerman recently<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/14/us/george-zimmerman-verdict-trayvon-martin.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0"> acquitted</a> of murder in the death Trayvon Martin host Ben Kieffer looks at the role juries play in the U.S. justice system.&nbsp; What are the origins of the jury and how have juries evolved over the centuries.&nbsp; Also, what does the recent flourish of media attention aimed at the jurors for the Zimmerman trial reveal and distort about jury duty?</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:26:00 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 26644 at http://iowapublicradio.org Jury Duty: The role of a juror Payout Reduced in Henry's Turkey Discrimination Case http://iowapublicradio.org/post/payout-reduced-henrys-turkey-discrimination-case <p>A landmark $240 million verdict against a Texas company who employed mentally disabled workers at an Iowa turkey processing plant will be reduced to about $1.6 million because of a law capping their damages. The 32 men faced decades of verbal and physical abuse at work and at home.</p><p>The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Henry's Turkey Service have agreed in legal briefs that each plaintiff can recover $50,000 - compared to the $7.5 million a jury awarded them on May 1st.</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 11:26:53 +0000 Pat Blank 20728 at http://iowapublicradio.org Payout Reduced in Henry's Turkey Discrimination Case Dueling Bus Tours Launched http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dueling-bus-tours-launched <P></P> <H1>Two statewide bus tours begin in Des Moines with stops planned in more than a dozen communities.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; They’ll be promoting opposing views on whether Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins should stay on the court. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</H1> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:54:41 +0000 Joyce Russell 8344 at http://iowapublicradio.org Dueling Bus Tours Launched