Nina Totenberg

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

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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Sen. Schumer Declares Democrats Will Filibuster Gorsuch Nomination

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday he would support a filibuster to block Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. After two days before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Gorsuch appeared to win no Democratic support. Republicans don't need any Democratic votes to confirm Gorsuch, but they may need eight to block a filibuster.

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Schumer Says He'll Oppose Gorsuch Nomination, Sets Up Filibuster Showdown With GOP

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Senate Democratic leader says Judge Gorsuch is not independent of President Trump.

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Senators Question Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch On Day 3 Of Hearings

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faced another round of questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee in day three of his confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

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Gorsuch Stresses Judicial Independence In Second Day Of Hearings

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch answered questions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for more than 10 hours on Tuesday. Gorsuch says he will be an independent voice on the court.

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Senators Grill Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch On His Judicial Philosophy

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Neil Gorsuch faced hours of questions from senators trying to get him to reveal his judicial philosophy. Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog talks about what it was like inside the hearing room on Tuesday.

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Hearing Day 2: Senators To Question Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Judge Neil Gorsuch on Monday formally introduced himself to the panel of senators who will hold hearings on his nomination to the court. A long day of questioning is expected on Tuesday.

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Confirmation Hearing Begins For Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Monday, March 20, 2017

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch appears before the Senate for day one of his confirmation hearing on Monday. Gorsuch has been nominated to fill the spot on the court left vacant since the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative, 13 months ago.

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Senate Panel To Begin Hearings For Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday opens hearings on Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court. Liberal and conservative groups have been marshaling their forces for and against the nominee.

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Amid Charges By Former Law Student On Gender Equality, Former Clerks Defend Gorsuch

Monday, March 20, 2017

A student who took an ethics course under Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch at the University of Colorado Law School said he expressed controversial views on questions of gender discrimination.

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Senate Democrats Lighting The Grill For Gorsuch's Confirmation Hearings

Sunday, March 19, 2017

At previous hearings, critics have focused on big social issues like affirmative action or abortion. This time, critics' strategy is to portray Gorsuch siding with corporations over regular folks.

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Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Skeptical Of Federal Agency Power

Friday, March 17, 2017

Judge Neil Gorsuch has said deferring to agencies is an abdication of judicial responsibility. He is expected to be grilled on this at Monday's confirmation hearings.

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Judge Gorsuch's Writings Signal He Would Be A Conservative On Social Issues

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch ruled on the Hobby Lobby case before it reached the high court. His concurrence argued religious freedom could extend even further than the Supreme Court ruled.

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A Stolen, Then Recovered, Stradivarius Returns To The Stage

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Mira Wang, protege of the late virtuoso violinist Roman Totenberg, this week debuted his Ames Stradivarius, stolen 37 years ago and reclaimed in 2015. "It's like meeting a new stranger," she says.

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Supreme Court Allows Prying Into Jury Deliberations If Racism Is Perceived

Monday, March 06, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-3 decision that trial courts may look into jury deliberations if there is clear evidence of racial bias. Deliberations are normally off-limits after a verdict.

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Supreme Court Drops Transgender Teen's Challenge To School Bathroom Policy

Monday, March 06, 2017

The Supreme Court has returned to a lower appeals court the case of a 17-year-old transgender boy who has sued to be allowed to use the boy's bathroom at his Virginia high school. The high court noted that an earlier ruling depended on guidance from the Obama administration that has since been superseded.

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Can Sex Offenders Be Barred From Social Media? Justices Lean Toward No

Monday, February 27, 2017

The court heard two cases today: One on whether the government can deport a resident for a statutory rape conviction, and another on whether a state can criminalize social media use for sex offenders.

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Supreme Court Considers Whether N.C. Law Violates First Amendment

Monday, February 27, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on whether a North Carolina law that prevents registered sex offenders from "accessing" certain social media sites violates the First Amendment guarantee of free speech.

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