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Nina Totenberg

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Supreme Court Opens Door To Parole For Juveniles Given Life Sentences

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Monday that convicts serving life for crimes committed while juveniles must be resentenced. For some prisoners, that may mean early release.

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Supreme Court Restores Death Sentences For Kansas Inmates

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Just a week ago, the court reached a very different conclusion, also by an 8-1 vote, ruling Florida's death penalty system is unconstitutional.

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Supreme Court To Review If Obama Immigration Actions Were 'Faithfully Executed'

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The court said Tuesday it would rule by summer on the legality of President Obama's executive action granting temporary legal status to as many as 4.5 million people who entered the U.S. illegally.

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An Employee Mistakenly Steps Into Politics; Can The Government Retaliate?

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Supreme Court will ponder an unusual question Tuesday concerning free speech rights. It started when a police detective picked up a replacement campaign sign for his bedridden mother.

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In Iranian Funds Case, Justices Ponder Extent Of Congressional Influence

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Supreme Court is considering whether legislators can give away Iranian government funds the U.S. controls, providing legal compensation to victims of specific terrorist attacks sponsored by Iran.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Florida's Death Penalty System

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Florida ranks second in the nation in the number of death row inmates, with 390 men and women currently awaiting execution, and the ruling casts doubt on their status.

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Supreme Court Weighs Changes That Would Hurt Public Unions' Bottom Lines

Monday, January 11, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday about whether public employee unions should be able to collect some dues from nonmembers. A majority of the justices seemed to be leaning against it.

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Is It Fair To Have To Pay Fees To A Union You Don't Agree With?

Monday, January 11, 2016

At the Supreme Court on Monday, union opponents are seeking to reverse a 1977 decision that allows public employee unions to collect fees from those who don't join the union but are protected by it.

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Animal Rights Group Loses Copyright Suit Over Monkey Selfies

Thursday, January 07, 2016

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a monkey cannot own the copyrights to selfies he took.

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Heated Arguments Fly At Supreme Court Over Race In College Admissions

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Toward the end of the affirmative action arguments, Justice Antonin Scalia questioned whether the University of Texas' admission of minority students was really beneficial to those students.

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Affirmative Action Fight Returns To The U.S. Supreme Court

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

For the second time, the University of Texas must defend its limited use of race and ethnicity in admissions decisions.

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments Testing 'One Person, One Vote'

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Tuesday's case tested whether state legislative districts should count all persons or only eligible voters when district lines are being drawn.

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When Drawing Districts, Should States Count Each Person Or Each Voter?

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

An elections case before the Supreme Court could dramatically change the way state legislative districts are drawn and could tilt some states in a decidedly more Republican direction.

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As Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty, Number Of Executions Plummets

Monday, December 07, 2015

The Supreme Court keeps upholding the death penalty, but legal challenges and practical hurdles have made actual executions as rare as deaths by lightning.

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Rejecting Appeal, Supreme Court Again Stays Out Of Gun Policy

Monday, December 07, 2015

In 2013, a Chicago suburb banned the possession of "assault weapons" and large-capacity magazines. An appeals court had upheld the local ordinance; the justices decided not to revisit the case.

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Why Has The Death Penalty Grown Increasingly Rare?

Monday, December 07, 2015

Even though the public largely supports it and the Supreme Court has upheld it, just 27 people have been executed this year, almost the same number of fatalities from lightning strikes.

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Government Can Keep Memos Justifying Drone Strikes Secret, Court Rules

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Unlike in an earlier case involving Anwar al-Awlaki, the federal appeals court panel says, the government has not already revealed the contents of these memos through other public channels.

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Supreme Court Is Asked To Take Messy Interstate Case On Same-Sex Adoption

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The woman adopted her longtime partner's kids while living in Georgia, but she moved to Alabama when they split. The top court in that state refused to recognize her parental rights.

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Supreme Court Won't Take Up Case Over Planned Parenthood Documents

Monday, November 16, 2015

Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia voted to hear the case over whether documents from Planned Parenthood of Northern New England should be turned over to an anti-abortion group.

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Supreme Court To Take Up Debate Over Abortion Restrictions

Friday, November 13, 2015

The court will test the constitutionality of a sweeping Texas abortion law that, if upheld, would allow the kind of major abortion restrictions not permitted in more than 40 years.

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