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