Supreme Court to Hear Second Amendment Case for First Time in Almost a Decade

Jan 24, 2019

Constitutional interpretation is at the forefront of this week's court news, with questions about the Second Amendment and gender identity dominating the conversation.

Host Ben Kieffer is joined by University of Iowa College of Law professor Paul Gowder and University of Northern Iowa political science professor Scott Peters for a look at the meaning and potential impact of several major state and federal supreme court headlines from the week. 

Topics of discussion include: a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling on permissions for transgender people to serve in the military, the lack of SCOTUS action on DACA, a decision to take up a Second Amendment case for the first time in almost a decade in nation's highest court, and a Polk County District Court decision to strike down Iowa's "fetal heartbeat" law as unconstitution under the state's constitution.