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Nina Totenberg

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

Group Goes Online To Find Affirmative Action Plaintiffs

Monday, April 07, 2014

The Project on Fair Representation is looking for college applicants willing to challenge Harvard University, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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High Court Strikes Down Overall Limits On Political Contributions

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The Supreme Court on Wednesday took out a major pillar of campaign finance limits. The justices ruled a donor may give the maximum amount to as many federal candidates or committees as they wish.

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Fort Hood Suffers Another Shooting Tragedy

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Military officials say a soldier opened fire at the base killing three people before taking his own life. A senior officer says the shooter was being assessed for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Onscreen But Out Of Sight, TV Preachers Avoid Tax Scrutiny

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The IRS has not audited a church in five years. Some televangelists are taking advantage of that inaction to shield millions of dollars from public scrutiny.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Pillar Of Campaign Finance Limits

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

A divided Supreme Court eliminated the overall limits on a donor's contributions to federal candidates and campaigns, while leaving in place the limit on what a donor may give to one candidate.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Part Of Campaign Finance Law

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

By a 5-4 vote, the justices eliminated the cap on the total amount donors can contribute in an election cycle. The aggregate limit had been $123,000.

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High Court Considers Definition Of Domestic Violence In Gun Case

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Even without proof of physical force, people convicted of minor domestic violence offenses can be barred from possessing a gun, the justices ruled Wednesday.

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Protesters Want To Sue Secret Service: Do They Have The Right?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday about whether the Secret Service can be sued for a 2004 incident in which agents ordered police to move demonstrators away from President George W. Bush.

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Justices Divide By Gender In Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The company, citing religion, argued before the Supreme Court that it shouldn't have to provide contraception coverage in its health plan. The coverage is mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

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Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Case Goes Before Supreme Court

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The craft store chain's conservative Christian owners object to the Affordable Care Act mandate to include coverage for birth control in company health insurance plans.

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Lawrence Walsh: His Judgment Came Not From Confidence But From Insecurity

Thursday, March 20, 2014

NPR's Nina Totenberg reflects on a man she met more than four decades ago. She learned to respect Walsh's judgement, even when it seemed a little wacky.

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Lawrence Walsh, Who Investigated Iran-Contra Scandal, Dies At 102

Thursday, March 20, 2014

When appointed by President Reagan, everyone thought Walsh, a well-known Republican commodity, would conduct a pro forma investigation. It was anything but.

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Iran-Contra Prosecutor Lawrence Walsh Dies At 102

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lawrence Walsh, the chief prosecutor of the Iran-Contra affair, has died. After an already illustrious career, Walsh led a criminal investigation many considered the biggest scandal since Watergate.

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High Court Extends Whistleblower Protections

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The Supreme Court has ruled that a federal whistleblower law protects not just the employees of a public company, but also company contractors, like lawyers, accountants, and investment funds.

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With Death Penalty, How Should States Define Mental Disability?

Monday, March 03, 2014

In 2002, the Supreme Court banned the execution of the "mentally retarded." Monday the court is looking at the case of a convicted man who says Florida's definition of mental disability is too strict.

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Supreme Court Allows Stanford Ponzi Scheme Suits To Go Forward

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The high court agreed with investors who lost billions in a massive fraud perpetrated by tycoon Allen Stanford. By a 7-to-2 vote, the justices allowed their state class action suits to go forward.

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Supreme Court Opens Door To Easier Police Searches

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The justices ruled 6-3 that police can enter and search a home without a warrant, so long as just one of the residents consents, giving law enforcement more room to conduct warrantless searches.

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Justice Scalia And Jon Stewart Concur Chicago Pizza Isn't Pizza

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

This weekend, the conservative justice weighed in from Chicago on a national pizza controversy. For months, Stewart and Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel have been dueling over whether Chicago's deep-dish style constitutes pizza.

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Supreme Court To Decide If Warrant Needed To Search Cellphone

Friday, January 17, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court is delving into the technology-versus-privacy debate, agreeing to hear two cases that test whether police making an arrest may search cellphones without a warrant. A decision is expected this year.

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Military Protester Finds Skeptical Audience At Supreme Court

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

The First Amendment loomed large at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, as the justices considered a case testing the rights of protesters in public areas that are part of large military installations. But the justices seemed more comfortable focusing on property easement issues than big constitutional questions.

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