First Amendment http://iowapublicradio.org en 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