Iowa Supreme Court http://iowapublicradio.org en Chiropractic School Must Accommodate Blind Students http://iowapublicradio.org/post/chiropractic-school-must-accommodate-blind-students <p></p><p>The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Davenport’s Palmer College of Chiropractic discriminated against a blind student when the school did not provide accommodations for his disability.</p><p>A few years before Aaron Cannon entered Palmer’s graduate program, the school started requiring students to read and interpret X-rays, to meet industry standards.</p><p>Cannon told the school he could complete the course work with the assistance of a sighted aid. Palmer said this wouldn’t suffice since the aid would be interpreting X-rays by describing photos to Cannon.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:27:53 +0000 Sarah Boden 42907 at http://iowapublicradio.org Chiropractic School Must Accommodate Blind Students 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 Iowa Supreme Court Rules on Defamation http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-supreme-court-rules-defamation <p>While he didn't win the Sioux City senate seat, at least 2010 candidate Rick Mullin and the Iowa Democratic Party won’t have to pay $231,000 to State Senator Rick Bertrand.</p><p>Today the Iowa Supreme Court today found that an ad run by Mullin’s campaign did not meet the definition of defamation.&nbsp;</p><p>Senator Bertrand sued Mullin and his party saying the campaign ad purposely misled voters into thinking Bertrand was the owner of the pharmaceutical company <a href="http://www.takeda.us/">Takeda</a>, when in reality he was an employee.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 15:49:39 +0000 Sarah Boden 40726 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Supreme Court Rules on Defamation Iowa Leads Nation in Trend toward Same-Sex Marriage http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-leads-nation-trend-toward-same-sex-marriage <p>In 2009, the Varnum decision made Iowa the third state to allow same-sex couples to marry.</p><p>Fast forward five years later, and 17 states now sanction same-sex marriage, several others allow civil unions, and a U.S. Supreme Court decision ruled a federal same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.</p><p>Today on <em>River to River</em>, host Ben Kieffer takes a look at how public and political attitudes on same-sex marriage have shifted, as well as acknowledging the groups that have remained steadfast in their position.</p><p></p><p>The guests on today's program include:</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:54:21 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 38559 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Leads Nation in Trend toward Same-Sex Marriage Iowa Supreme Court: 2013-2014 Session http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-supreme-court-2013-2014-session <p>Host Ben Kieffer examines several cases before the Iowa Supreme Court this term dealing with a wide breadth of issues including <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/cerealcommas/how-an-hiv-positive-man-was-sent-to-prison-for-having-sex-wi">HIV criminalize</a>,<a href="http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014301230070&amp;nclick_check=1"> solar energy</a>, <a href="http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014301230087&amp;gcheck=1">defamation in campaign ads</a>, and the <a href="http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014301300058&am Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:24:22 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 36444 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Supreme Court: 2013-2014 Session Justice Marsha Ternus on Judicial Restoration http://iowapublicradio.org/post/justice-marsha-ternus-judicial-restoration <p>Marsha Ternus was the first woman to serve as chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, but she's perhaps best known as one of the Iowa Supreme Court justices dismissed by Iowa voters three years ago, for her role in the decision that legalized same-sex marriage in the state. Host Ben Keiffer sits down with Ternus to get her thoughts on that ruling, and on justice and judicial independence in the U.S.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:28:56 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 31786 at http://iowapublicradio.org Justice Marsha Ternus on Judicial Restoration 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 News Buzz: Supreme Court, Toledo, Tapeworms, Iowa Football http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-supreme-court-toledo-tapeworms-iowa-football <p>Join host Ben Kieffer for this edition of River to River that quickly moves through a variety of news stories of note: implications of an Iowa Supreme Court decision, a possible new Department of Transportation&nbsp;app to prevent texting-and-driving, a tapeworm diet, Iowa college football, and more.</p><p></p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:10:43 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Sarah Boden & Ben Stanton 27756 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Supreme Court, Toledo, Tapeworms, Iowa Football 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 Patterns of the Iowa Supreme Court http://iowapublicradio.org/post/patterns-iowa-supreme-court <p>On today&#39;s &quot;River to River&quot;, we take look at the inner workings of the Iowa Supreme Court -&nbsp; including patterns emerging that provide clues as to how individual judges view issues before the court.&nbsp; Katherine talks with Des Moines attorney Ryan Koopmans who&rsquo;s analyzed Iowa Supreme Court Decisions over the past year. Later, host Ben Kieffer talks with author and historian Lawrence Goldstone. Goldstone has studied the U.S. Supreme Court and its interpretation of several amendments to the Constitution.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 16:21:57 +0000 Katherine Perkins & Ben Kieffer 6046 at http://iowapublicradio.org Patterns of the Iowa Supreme Court