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Nina Totenberg

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

Supreme Court Concludes Session With Decision On Texas Abortion Law

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Nina Totenberg and Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog about all the happenings this past session and the lack of a ninth justice on the court.

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Supreme Court Wraps Up Term With Far-Reaching Decision On Abortion

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

By a 5-to-3 vote, the court struck down a Texas law enacted in the name of protecting women's health. The court said the law was an unconstitutional sham aimed at limiting women's access to abortion.

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Supreme Court Overturns Texas Law Restricting Abortion

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Supreme Court ruled Monday on a case out of Texas with major implications for access to abortion services.

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Supreme Court Finds Texas Law On Abortion Providers Unconstitutional

Monday, June 27, 2016

The 2-year-old law required clinics that provide abortions to have surgical facilities and doctors to have hospital admitting privileges; the justices reversed a federal appeals court decision, 5-3.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren: From Professor To Pugilist

Monday, June 27, 2016

Elizabeth Warren is a rock star in Democratic politics, and there are reports she's being vetted as a possible Clinton running mate. Yet just a few years ago, she was, in Washington terms, a nobody.

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Supreme Court Expected To Rule On Abortion Case

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Some are calling the case over a controversial Texas law the most important abortion rights case in a generation. The Supreme Court's ruling could affect millions of women in several states.

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The Man Who Argued Health Care For Obama Looks Back As He Steps Down

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The day after Solicitor General Donald Verrilli announced he was stepping down, he sat down with NPR's Nina Totenberg to reflect on his five years as the government's chief advocate.

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Supreme Court Issues Orders On Immigration, Affirmative Action

Friday, June 24, 2016

The high court deadlocked on one major issue but decided another — handing President Obama a setback on immigration but affirming a constitutional role for affirmative action in college admissions.

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Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action In College Admissions

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Supreme Court upheld affirmative action in college admissions Thursday in a 4-3 ruling on the University of Texas' use of race as a factor in a program to increase diversity in the student body.

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Supreme Court Decisions Uphold Affirmative Action, Shelve Immigration Program

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Two major decisions from the high court Thursday: one upholding affirmative action in college admissions, and one shelving President Obama's program protecting immigrants in the country illegally.

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Evidence Found In Illegal Stops Backed By Justices, But Brings Fiery Dissent

Monday, June 20, 2016

Even if police halt someone for no reason, the Supreme Court said, if a reason to search them is discovered, anything found is admissible. Justice Sotomayor says that disproportionately hits the poor.

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Justice Sotomayor Delivers Blistering Dissent In Utah Search Case

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that an otherwise illegal search of a pedestrian by a police officer in Utah was permissible under the Constitution because the pedestrian had an outstanding warrant out for his arrest. Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a blistering dissent focused on the implications of the decision.

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Supreme Court Nominee's Advice To 5th-Graders: 'Be The Brave One'

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Merrick Garland delivered a commencement address Wednesday at a Washington, D.C., elementary school where he has been a tutor for nearly two decades.

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With No Relief From Supreme Court, Puerto Rico Will Look Again To Congress

Monday, June 13, 2016

The court ruled Monday that a Puerto Rican law to restructure its debt goes against the Federal Bankruptcy Code. Now it's up to Congress to help the island.

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Supreme Court Overturns Death Sentence In Judge Recusal Case

Thursday, June 09, 2016

If a prosecuting attorney has signed off on the death penalty against a certain defendant, can that same attorney later be on of a panel of judges reviewing that death sentence?

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Who Is Judge Gonzalo Curiel, The Man Trump Attacked For His Mexican Ancestry?

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

The likely GOP standard-bearer has accused the judge of bias in the Trump University fraud case because of his Mexican ancestry. But he's widely respected and took on a drug cartel under death threat.

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Who Is Gonzalo Curiel? The Federal Judge Attacked By Donald Trump

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Controversy is roiling the highest ranks of the Republican Party over criticism of a federal judge by the party's presumptive White House nominee, Donald Trump. The judge in question, Gonzalo Curiel, is a drug-cartel busting former prosecutor first named to a state court by a Republican governor, then to the federal bench by President Obama.

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Trump Questions Neutrality Of Muslim And Mexican-American Judges

Monday, June 06, 2016

After criticism from legal scholars for saying a judge could not treat him fairly because he was of Mexican descent, Donald Trump has extended his concern about judicial bias to Muslim Americans.

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Trump Presses Case That 'Mexican' Judge Curiel Is Biased Against Him

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Donald Trump intensified his attacks on the federal judge presiding over fraud lawsuits against Trump University — saying Indiana-born Gonzalo Curiel is biased against him because "he's a Mexican."

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Donald Verrilli, Who Argued Groundbreaking Cases For The Government, Stepping Down

Thursday, June 02, 2016

The solicitor general argued cases ranging from his successful defense of Obamacare to advocacy on behalf of constitutional protections for same-sex marriage.

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