The Iowa Supreme Court ruled that the Iowa bar exam will remain a requirement to practice law in the state. The Iowa State Bar Association had sought to waive the exam for graduates of Iowa law schools.
An anti-abortion group is waiting to hear if the U.S. Supreme Court will reconsider a ruling on an Iowa campaign finance law. Iowa passed its statute in response to the landmark case known as Citizens United.
Iowa Right to Life says the law prevents them from supporting candidates who oppose abortion.
The Iowa Attorney General is also waiting to hear if the U.S. Supreme Court will take on the case.
Recently, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke in court for the first time in almost seven years.
Ben Kieffers talks with Todd Pettys and Song Richardson, two faculty members from the University Of Iowa College of Law. They discuss key cases before nation’s highest court this year including the constitutionality of California’s Prop 8, which bans same-sex marriage, and DOMA, The Defense of Marriage Act.
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the health care mandate proposed by President Obama. Today on "River to River", we hear what Iowans have to say about the decision. We also speak with political science professor, Dennis Goldford, on how the ruling may affect Iowa voters. Later in the program, Drake University President David Maxwell joins us as part of our summer series of conversations with Iowa university and college presidents. We’ll talk about what private universities can do to be attractive and affordable during a challenging economy.