law http://iowapublicradio.org en Interracial Marriage in the US http://iowapublicradio.org/post/interracial-marriage-us-0 <p>Although <a href="http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0388_0001_ZO.html">interracial marriage has been fully legal in the United States since 1967,</a> these unions are still rare since <a href="http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/02/16/the-rise-of-intermarriage/">the overwhelming majority of&nbsp; Americans marry within their own race</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:56:48 +0000 Charity Nebbe 44230 at http://iowapublicradio.org Interracial Marriage in the US Examining the Bar http://iowapublicradio.org/post/examining-bar <p>The Iowa Bar Association has recommended to the Iowa State Supreme Court that Iowa’s law schools should institute a “diploma privilege” for graduates of Iowa's law schools, meaning that graduates wouldn’t have to take the bar exam to practice law in the state.</p><p>Is allowing lawyers who haven’t passed a bar exam to practice a good idea? President of the Iowa State Bar Association Guy Cook says it’s an overdue change, “Iowa’s bar exam doesn’t test knowledge of Iowa law. This proposal wouldn’t work everywhere, but in Iowa, it could.”</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 22:09:21 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Lindsey Moon 40949 at http://iowapublicradio.org Examining the Bar Suing for Freedom http://iowapublicradio.org/post/suing-freedom <p>In 1857 the Supreme Court ruled in <a href="http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/DredScott.html"><em>Dred Scott v. Sandford</em></a> that a slave could not sue for his freedom. Many call this ruling the worst Supreme Court decision of all time.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:29:21 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 35562 at http://iowapublicradio.org Suing for Freedom News Buzz: Military Contracts http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-military-contracts <p>Host Ben Kieffer <span class="userContent">covers a number of topics in a roundup of the week's news including a conversation with Iowa Public Radio's </span>Cedar Rapids reporter <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/people/durrie-bouscaren">Durrie Bouscaren</a> on how <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/impact-military-spending-cuts-uneven-among-iowas-defense-companies">Iowa military</a> <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wars-end-iowa-defense-contractors-seek-new-markets">contractors have</a> <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/decline-contracting-means-new-roles-service-me Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:01:16 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Sarah Boden & Ben Stanton 33161 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Military Contracts HIV and AIDS: Laws, Treatment, and Public Health http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hiv-and-aids-laws-treatment-and-public-health <p>The Iowa Department of Public Health estimates that 500 Iowans are infected with HIV, but don’t know it.&nbsp; On this River to River, hear about efforts to get every Iowan tested for HIV, what prevention measures are being used today, treatment, and what it means to have HIV and AIDS today.&nbsp; And we’ll hear about Iowa’s HIV transmission law and the case of a gay Iowan man living with HIV who was charged with criminal transmission of HIV.</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:07:26 +0000 Ben Stanton 33105 at http://iowapublicradio.org HIV and AIDS: Laws, Treatment, and Public Health Transparency at the Iowa Supreme Court and Post-9/11 Muslim America http://iowapublicradio.org/post/transparency-iowa-supreme-court-and-post-911-muslim-america <p>In 2010 three Iowa Supreme Court Justices lost their election for retention.&nbsp; The defeat sparked major changes which increased transparency and public outreach at the state’s highest court.&nbsp; Today Sarah Boden fills in for Ben Kieffer and discusses this new era of transparency with <a href="http://www.law.uiowa.edu/faculty/todd-pettys.php">Todd Pettys</a> of the University of Iowa's College of Law.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:05:54 +0000 Katherine Perkins & Sarah Boden 29166 at http://iowapublicradio.org Transparency at the Iowa Supreme Court and Post-9/11 Muslim America The Supreme Court of Iowa: 2012-13 Session Wrap Up http://iowapublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-iowa-2012-13-session-wrap <p>Does <a href="http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2012%2F12%2F21%2Fjustice%2Fiowa-irresistible-worker&amp;h=-AQHCo0S0AQFvdRT6aemY0pdjQ5n0Nt_k7_AexciqcWDtXw&amp;enc=AZOm-L2pn_mKf319YqEbyHy8VDq0_oWr6dXfNG8fwFe_eZRr0TLhfxNHPm05Iu-T4WnZtA74XRfLJUDrCQ56bQd1&amp;s=1">firing someone because you find them irresistibly attractive</a> constitute gender discrimination? Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:55:29 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 26835 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Supreme Court of Iowa: 2012-13 Session Wrap Up 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 Postville, Five Years Later http://iowapublicradio.org/post/postville-five-years-later <p>On May 12, 2008 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement descended on Agriprocessors, a kosher meatpacking plant in Postville, IA.&nbsp; The raid resulted in the deportation of over 300 individuals—the largest immigration raid in Iowa’s history.&nbsp; River to River looks back on the raid to examine how its affected the community of Postville and the families who were torn apart five years ago.&nbsp; Also, what can be learned from Postville that can inform understanding on comprehensive immigration reform?</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 19:06:12 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 20384 at http://iowapublicradio.org Postville, Five Years Later Interracial Marriage in the US http://iowapublicradio.org/post/interracial-marriage-us <p>Although <a href="http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0388_0001_ZO.html">interracial marriage has been fully legal in the United States since 1967,</a> these unions are still rare since <a href="http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/02/16/the-rise-of-intermarriage/">the overwhelming majority of&nbsp; Americans marry within their own race</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 16:45:02 +0000 Sarah Boden & Charity Nebbe 20314 at http://iowapublicradio.org Interracial Marriage in the US State of Iowa's Unions http://iowapublicradio.org/post/state-iowas-unions <p>Michigan is now a so-called right-to-work state, signing into law a bill that prevents unions from requiring employees to pay dues, even in unionized workplaces. It’s being called a political defeat for unions. Will the effects ripple into Iowa?</p><p>Ben Kieffer and guests examine the state of Iowa’s unions. Ben talks with leaders of three of the state’s unions, a labor historian, and a state lawmaker.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:06:28 +0000 Ben Kieffer 12131 at http://iowapublicradio.org State of Iowa's Unions