SCOTUS Decisions Side with Conservative Arguments

Jun 27, 2018


The U.S. Supreme Court issued a flurry of decisions this week, including one that struck down an Illinois law requiring public sector workers to pay union fees if they benefit from collective bargaining. And another that upheld President Trump's so-called travel ban. On this politics Wednesday edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Dave Andersen, assistant professor of political science at Iowa State University, and Tim Hagle, associate professor of political science at University of Iowa about the political implications of these decisions.


After the broadcast, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement at the end of July. Kennedy was often considered the "swing vote," on the court, and his retirement sets up what is sure to be a contentious battle over his replacement.