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Nina Totenberg

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

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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Amid Pointed Dissent, Supreme Court Weighs In On 2 Death Penalty Cases

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Justice Clarence Thomas called one of the opinions "a remarkably aggressive" use of the court's power to review the decisions of the states' highest courts.

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Supreme Court Declines Trump Resorts Case That Stripped Workers' Benefits

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

When Trump Entertainment Resorts filed for bankruptcy in 2014, it won a ruling from a federal bankruptcy judge stripping casino workers of their health insurance and payments to the pension fund.

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U.S. Supreme Court Decides 3 Cases Involving Race

Monday, May 23, 2016

The justices ruled against a white jury in a Georgia murder case; for minority plaintiffs who challenged voting districts in Virginia; and for a postal employee who said he lost his job due to race.

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Supreme Court Orders New Trial For Black Death Row Inmate Convicted By All-White Jury

Monday, May 23, 2016

It has been nearly 30 years since the high court set new rules to counter race discrimination in the seating of juries. But in some jurisdictions, the propensity to bar black jurors persisted.

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Trump's Supreme Court List Might Reassure Conservatives, But Leaves Off Big Names

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Trump promised to appoint to the high court the kinds of people the GOP base would be happy with.

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Donald Trump Releases List Of Potential Supreme Court Nominees

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Donald Trump released on Wednesday a list of potential Supreme Court nominees.

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Supreme Court Sends Latest Obamacare Case Back To Lower Court

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

With a vacancy, Supreme Court justices are looking for ways to avoid tie votes on key issues. On Monday, the justices sent an Obamacare case back to a lower court — saying compromise seemed feasible.

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Supreme Court Sends Obamacare Contraception Case Back To Lower Courts

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Supreme Court Monday punted on the constitutional merits of a religious freedom challenge to the Affordable Care Act. The court said it was feasible to satisfy religious groups and women seeking contraception and sent the case back to the lower courts.

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Supreme Court May Be Leaning Toward Voiding Ex-Va. Governor's Corruption Conviction

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The core issue is how to determine a clean "official act" from a corrupt one, and where the line is. Oral arguments underscored how difficult it is to come up with a workable standard.

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Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Bob McDonnell Corruption Case

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The former Virginia governor and his wife were charged with 11 counts of conspiracy to commit fraud under federal law. Now, the nation's top court will decide whether to uphold the conviction.

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Supreme Court Sides With Police Officer In Yard Sign Case

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

If you pick up a yard sign at a candidate's HQ and you are a police officer, are you committing an actionable offense?

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Justices Consider Whether Police May Force A Breath Test Without A Warrant

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Lawyers for defendants challenging their convictions argued to the Supreme Court that the Constitution demands a warrant. Lawyers representing states said getting a warrant is not always practical.

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Breathalyzer Case

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Supreme Court Wednesday heard oral arguments in a case about breathalyzers — the instrument police use as a rough gauge of drivers' blood alcohol levels. The usually staid justices took a lively interest in the issues raised.

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