First Amendment http://iowapublicradio.org en News Buzz: Iowa State Fair News and Iowa Rankings in a National Children's Report http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-iowa-state-fair-news-and-iowa-rankings-national-childrens-report <p>Last year at the Iowa State Fair, Jason Powell of Des Moines said his free speech rights were violated after security guards ordered him to stop preaching on public sidewalks. Today on <em>River to River</em>, we find out the status of his lawsuit as well as whether he will be allowed at this year’s fair. We also find out about an Iowa developed vaccine that could cure dust-mite allergies. That and all the week’s Iowa stories on a news buzz edition of <em>River to River</em>.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:59:59 +0000 Ben Stanton & Emily Woodbury 44313 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Iowa State Fair News and Iowa Rankings in a National Children's Report A Look at the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013-2014 Term http://iowapublicradio.org/post/look-us-supreme-courts-2013-2014-term <p>The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013-2014 term started this month and after last year’s series of surprising and tumultuous rulings eyes again are trained on the nation’s highest court.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:46:52 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 31307 at http://iowapublicradio.org A Look at the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013-2014 Term Iowa Legal History http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-legal-history <p>In 1965, 13-year-old <a href="http://tinkertourusa.org/about/tinkerbio/">Mary Beth Tinker</a> arrived at her Des Moines junior high wearing a black armband to protest the Vietnam War.&nbsp; Little did she know that this simple act would lead to a historic and controversial U.S. Supreme Court <a href="http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0393_0503_ZS.html">decision</a>.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:14:40 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 29636 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Legal History Politics and Religion http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-and-religion <P>The U.S. Constitution says "Congress shall make no law, respecting an establishment of Religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," and the true&nbsp;meaning of those words can evoke discord still today.</P> <P>Host Ben Kieffer talks with Dennis Goldford, author and professor of politics at Drake University, about religion, which he tackles in his new book "The Constitution of Religious Freedom: God, Politics and the First Amendment."</P> <P>Then, we look at religion's role in the 2012 election.</P> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 18:16:19 +0000 Ben Kieffer 6748 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics and Religion