Iowa Supreme Court http://iowapublicradio.org en 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