Nina Totenberg

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

Repeat After Me: The 35 Most Important Words Of Inauguration Day

Friday, January 20, 2017

Inauguration is full of tradition and fanfare, but the oath is the only part that is legally required for a new president to take office.

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Supreme Court Considers Trademark Battle Over Band Name

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Supreme Court tests whether the Patent and Trademark Office violated the First Amendment when it refused to register the "disparaging" band name, "The Slants."

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In Battle Over Band Name, Supreme Court Considers Free Speech And Trademarks

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Patent and Trademark Office denied registration to an Asian-American rock band named The Slants; the musicians say they want to re-appropriate the term. The case hits the high court on Wednesday.

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Supreme Court Considers How Schools Support Students With Disabilities

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Colorado case is a test of what public schools must do in designing an individual education plan for children with disabilities.

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Who's The Real Jeff Sessions? Two Hearings In 1986 Show A Conflicting Picture

Monday, January 09, 2017

Thirty years ago, Trump's attorney general nominee was turned down for a federal judgeship. And he said strikingly different things at two hearings within a month of each other back then.

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Jeff Sessions Previously Denied Federal Judgeship Amid Racism Controversy

Monday, January 09, 2017

Nearly 31 years ago, Sessions was up for nomination to a federal judgeship. He was rejected amid charges of racism. On Tuesday, he's back before the same committee. This time for attorney general.

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From Delay To Action: The Supreme Court To Take A Conservative Turn In 2017

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell took a big gamble in not advancing the nomination of a centrist judge for the Supreme Court, appointed by President Obama. It's about to pay off — big league.

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For Supreme Court, 2016 Had More Question Marks Than Certainty

Monday, December 26, 2016

This was a tumultuous year for the U.S. Supreme Court because of the unexpected death of justice Antonin Scalia. In 2017, a new president will likely mean the court will finally get a new justice.

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Supreme Court Upholds Hurricane Katrina Fraud Verdict Against State Farm

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

After the storm hit in 2005, the insurance company ordered claims adjusters to misclassify wind damage as flood damage to shift liability to the U.S. government and spare State Farm's coffers.

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Supreme Court Considers Race, Politics And Redistricting In 2 Cases

Monday, December 05, 2016

The high court heard arguments Monday in cases testing whether lawmakers in Virginia and North Carolina weighed race too heavily when redrawing state legislative districts.

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Questions Of Race And Redistricting Return To The Supreme Court

Monday, December 05, 2016

Cases before the Supreme Court on Monday test whether lawmakers in Virginia and North Carolina weighed race too heavily in redrawing congressional districts following the 2010 census.

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Supreme Court Tests Whether Detained Immigrants Have Right To Hearing

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Supreme Court tests whether immigrants facing deportation are entitled to a hearing, with possibility of release within the U.S., if they have been held for six months or longer.

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Supreme Court To Consider How Long Immigrants May Be Detained Without Bond Hearing

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The legal issue before the court tests whether people who are detained for more than six months have a right to a bond hearing. This involves permanent U.S. residents or people seeking asylum.

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Supreme Court Tests Role Of Intellectual Disability In Death Penalty Case

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Supreme Court tests how states may determine whether a capital defendant is intellectually disabled and thus cannot be executed.

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Texas Death Case Tests Standards For Defining Intellectual Disability

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A case before the Supreme Court next week questions how states may determine whether a capital defendant is intellectually disabled and thus cannot be executed.

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Racially Charged Remarks Derailed Trump's Attorney General Nominee 30 Years Ago

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thirty years ago, Jeff Sessions' history of racial comments derailed him from a job as a federal judge. Now, President-elect Trump has nominated the Alabama senator to run the Justice Department.

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Trump's Election Raises Host Of Issues For Supreme Court

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Statements from President-elect Donald Trump raise questions about the incoming administration, big issues before the Supreme Court and progress toward nominating a ninth Supreme Court justice.

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Republicans' Senate Tactics Leave Trump Wide Sway Over Nation's Courts

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Even beyond an open spot on the Supreme Court — preserved by stalling Obama's nominee — the president-elect will get to pick appointees for an eighth of the seats on federal benches.

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As President, Trump Will Likely Nominate Supreme Court Justices

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Tuesday's election decided that the Republican Party would control the executive and legislative branches of government. What do the election results mean for nominations to the Supreme Court?

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Supreme Court Revisits 2008's Housing Collapse With Banking Test Cases

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Miami claims bank foreclosures in 2008 targeted black and Latino homeowners. When they defaulted, property values fell, which meant a drop in taxes. The city wants the right to sue the banks.

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