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Should Iowa Hold A Constitutional Convention? It’s A Question Iowans Will See On The Ballot.

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John Pemble
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Iowa Public Radio

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer speaks with legal scholar Todd Pettys about why voters are being asked about a constitutional convention.

Pettys also explains why judges and justices appear on the ballot and updates the US Supreme Court confirmation process.

In the second half-hour, Michaela Ramm of the Cedar Rapids Gazette talks about the financial impact COVID-19 has had on Iowa hospitals and Statehouse reporter Katarina Sostaric tells us about a lawsuit on behalf of Black Lives Matter activists.

GUESTS:

· Toddy Pettys, professor of law, H. Blair and Joan V. White Chair in Civil Litigation, University of Iowa

· Katarina Sostaric, state government reporter, Iowa Public Radio

· Michaela Ramm, health reporter, The Gazette

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
Matthew is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa