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Nina Totenberg

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

Court Rejects Challenge To Obamacare Rules On Contraceptives

Friday, November 14, 2014

At issue were regulations to accommodate religious nonprofits that object to including birth control in their health insurance plans. Catholic groups said the regulations don't go far enough.

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At The Supreme Court, Tracing A Fine Line Between Politics And Race

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

On Wednesday, the justices took up a redistricting case from Alabama that explores the question of which kinds of political gerrymandering are acceptable and which are not.

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Supreme Court Case Seeks Source Of Alabama Gerrymandering

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The court is being asked to decide whether a 2010 state legislative redistricting in Alabama overloaded some districts with black Democrats on the basis of race or party.

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Supreme Court Agrees To Hear New Health Law Challenge

Friday, November 07, 2014

Health care experts say an adverse ruling would be catastrophic for the health insurance program that the president has fought so hard to enact and preserve.

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds State Gay Marriage Bans

Thursday, November 06, 2014

A federal appeals court in Ohio has decided that four states may ban gay marriage if they wish, splitting from the decision reached by other federal appeals courts in similar cases.

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How Does Destroying Fish Compare To Shredding Documents, Legally?

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

A Supreme Court case argued Wednesday is about obstruction of justice — and fish. The prosecution says the law used to convict its client only bars document destruction. The justices aren't so sure.

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The Supreme Court Takes Up The Case Of The Missing Fish

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Prosecutors say that when undersized fish disappeared off of captain John Yates' boat, it constituted destruction of evidence. Business and civil liberties groups say the law only applies to papers.

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Supreme Court Case Tests Status Of Jerusalem

Monday, November 03, 2014

Can U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem list Israel as their place of birth on their passports? A 12-year-old boy is contesting the U.S. position that no one has sovereignty over the city.

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Supreme Court To Consider Case On Passports Of Jerusalem-Born Citizens

Monday, November 03, 2014

For the second time, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that combines Middle East policy with the dueling foreign policy roles of the president and Congress.

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A Violin Concerto Back From Beyond The Grave

Thursday, October 30, 2014

After composer Robert Schumann died, his Violin Concerto languished in a library — until a grandniece of the man he wrote it for got out her Ouija board.

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Can Authorities Cut Off Utilities And Pose As Repairmen To Search A Home?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

That's what federal agents did earlier this year to see if gamblers staying in Las Vegas were running a sportsbook operation. Agents lacked evidence for a warrant. Courts are considering the case.

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Justice Ginsburg Revises Texas Voter ID Dissent, Then Announces It

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court is correcting its own record. That's not exactly rare, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first justice to call the public's attention to her own mistake.

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Teeth Whitening Case

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case with potential repercussions for thousands of state licensing boards. The subject: teeth whitening.

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Justices Will Decide Whether Workers Must Endure Unpaid Inconvenience

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Some employees who worked for an Amazon fulfillment warehouse in Nevada had to wait nearly 25 minutes after each shift to be screened by security. They want to be compensated for that time.

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Supreme Court Takes Up Case On Overtime For Standing In Line

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in a case testing whether a staffing agency for Amazon can require employees to stay after work without pay while they wait to be searched for stolen goods.

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Justices Skeptical Of Beard Rule In Inmate Religious Rights Case

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of an Arkansas prisoner who says he must be allowed to wear a beard as part of his religious practice.

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How Justice Sotomayor Is 'Busting' The Supreme Court's Steady Rhythms

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Longtime Supreme Court reporter Joan Biskupic's new book on Justice Sonia Sotomayor reflects on the nation's first Latina justice.

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5 Questions About The Supreme Court And Gay Marriage In The U.S.

Monday, October 06, 2014

The Supreme Court surprised many by refusing to weigh in on gay marriage Monday. And it prompted a question: What does this mean for same-sex couples in 20 states that still have a ban?

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Stunning SCOTUS Move Widens Same-Sex Marriage To 30 States

Monday, October 06, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday stepped out of the gay-marriage debate — at least for now. But the court's decision not to decide will have an immediate and dramatic effect.

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Should Short Beards Be Allowed Behind Bars?

Monday, October 06, 2014

Arkansas prisoner Gregory Holt hand-wrote a 15-page petition without the help of lawyers, arguing that he be permitted to wear a beard as part of his religion. The Supreme Court will hear the case.

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