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The Most Significant Supreme Court Rulings

The Supreme Court building in Washington.
Claire Anderson
The Supreme Court building in Washington.

The 2020 term has been called the most consequential Supreme Court term in recent memory.

Legal scholars Todd Pettys and Cristina Tilley of the University of Iowa College of Law walk us through recent Supreme Court rulings on presidential power, the rights of gay and transgender workers, abortion rights, young immigrants known as DREAMers, and the role of religion in public life and the Electoral College.

On today's episode of River to River, host Ben Kieffer and his guests discusses the most significant supreme court cases and why they matter.


  • Todd Pettys, professor of law, H. Blair and Joan V. White Chair in Civil Litigation, University of Iowa
  • Christina Tilley, associate professor of law, University of Iowa
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa