Nina Totenberg

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Supreme Court Rejects 2 N.C. Congressional Districts As Unconstitutional

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower court ruling, which found the two districts had been unlawfully drawn to diminish the voting power of African-Americans and ordered them redrawn.

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Supreme Court Upholds Rejection Of North Carolina Congressional Districts

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Supreme Court upheld the rejection of two congressional districts in North Carolina by a lower court. The lower court ruled the districts had been unlawfully drawn to diminish the voting power of African Americans and ordered them redrawn.

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Supreme Court Declines To Reinstate North Carolina's Voter ID Law

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that struck down North Carolina's voter ID law. A lower court had found the law unconstitutional because it targeted "African Americans with almost surgical precision."

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Trump's Tweets On Court Blocking 'Sanctuary City' Order: 5 Facts To Know

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

President Trump has called out the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, but the recent ruling on withholding federal grants was made by a single district court judge.

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Trump Vs. The 9th Circuit: Court Uses Administration's Words Against Itself

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Judges from the 9th Circuit have ruled against the Trump administration in a series of big cases — first the travel ban and now sanctuary cities. NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg joins us to talk about the court and it's legal reasoning.

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Justices Split Over Defendants' Right To Mental Health Expert Witnesses

Monday, April 24, 2017

Justice Anthony Kennedy appears likely to cast the deciding vote in a Supreme Court case involving a death row inmate's right to help from a mental health expert who is independent of the prosecution.

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Supreme Court To Decide If Prosecution, Defense Can Share Experts in Capital Case

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Supreme Court will decide if an Alabama inmate should have his sentence revisited because his attorney didn't get help from an independent mental health expert when he was sentenced to death.

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In Church-State Playground Brawl, Justices Lean Toward The Church

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

At Wednesday's oral arguments, a clear majority of justices seemed troubled by a Missouri policy that bars state money from going to religious schools for playground improvements.

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Supreme Court Considers Separation Of Church And State In Playground Case

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A request for Missouri state funds to resurface its playground landed before the Supreme Court Wednesday because that preschool is part of a church ministry.

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Playground Case Could Breach Barrier Between Tax Coffers, Religious Schools

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Supreme Court hears arguments today on whether Missouri should provide a grant to a church preschool, or if that violates the state's constitution. The state's new governor has abandoned the rule.

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Justice Gorsuch Finds His 'Easier' Solution Has Few Takers On 1st Day

Monday, April 17, 2017

Gorsuch looked like a kid on the first day of high school when he made his debut on the U.S. Supreme Court — sitting tall and asking lots of questions.

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Neil Gorsuch Sworn In As 9th Justice On The Supreme Court

Monday, April 10, 2017

On Monday, Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as the ninth justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, finally filling the vacant seat left by the death of Antonin Scalia over a year ago. NPR looks ahead at his first term.

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Senate Confirms Gorsuch To Supreme Court

Friday, April 07, 2017

Senate Republicans unleashed the "nuclear option" on Thursday, essentially ensuring that Neil Gorsuch would be confirmed on Friday. The final vote was 54-45, mostly along party lines.

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Senate Invokes 'Nuclear Option' To Ease Gorsuch Nomination

Thursday, April 06, 2017

The Senate fell short of the 60 votes it needed to proceed on the Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch, sparking procedural moves that invoked the "nuclear option" — lowering the threshold to advance Supreme Court nominees with a simple majority.

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Republicans' 'Nuclear Option' Could Have Lasting Effects On Federal Judiciary

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Senate Republicans are expected to make a rules change Thursday on Supreme Court nominees that would have lasting consequences, and likely change the federal judiciary for years to come.

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Democrats Secure Votes To Filibuster Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch

Monday, April 03, 2017

Senate Democrats on Monday secured the votes needed to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. This sets up a political fight that will change the way future high court nominees are considered.

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Democrats Have The Votes To Filibuster Gorsuch And Force 'Nuclear' Senate Showdown

Monday, April 03, 2017

Forty-one Democrats have committed to support a filibuster on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch, which means the vote will fall short of a 60-vote threshold, likely forcing a rules change by Republicans.

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Supreme Court Rejects Texas Standard For Mental Disability In Capital Cases

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The state has been using an unconstitutional, obsolete medical standard for determining whether convicted murderers are exempt from the death penalty because of mental deficiency, justices ruled.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Disability Standards In Death Row Cases

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional the standards used by the state of Texas to determine whether a convicted murderer is mentally deficient and thus may not be executed.

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Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings End And The Political Games Begin

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Senate Republicans have the vote and clout to ensure Judge Neil Gorsuch is confirmed as Supreme Court justice. The only question is, how are the Democrats going to play their final losing cards.

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