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Digesting U.S. Supreme Court Decisions of 2017

During their spring session, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that social media is a constitutional right. It also decided cases regarding same-sex parents and birth certificates, a case involving a potentially offensively named band and the protected status of offensive speech, and a case involving President Trump's travel ban. 

During this hour of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Todd Pettys, who is H. Blair and Joan V. White Chair in Civil Rights Litigation at the University of Iowa Law School, and Tony Gaughan, who is a professor at Drake University in Des Moines.  They discuss those decisions and how justice Neil Gorsuch is shaping the high court. 

Lindsey Moon served as IPR's Senior Digital Producer - Music and the Executive Producer of IPR Studio One's All Access program. Moon started as a talk show producer with Iowa Public Radio in May of 2014. She came to IPR by way of Illinois Public Media, an NPR/PBS dual licensee in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and Wisconsin Public Radio, where she worked as a producer and a general assignment reporter.
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River