Streams

°F Slightly cooler today with showers possible this afternoon. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

Nina Totenberg

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

High Court Sides With White House On Jerusalem Passport Dispute

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Supporters of Israel were critical of Monday's Supreme Court ruling that struck down a law allowing U.S. citizens to list Israel as their birthplace if they were born in Jerusalem.

Comment

Court Sides With President Over Congress In 'Jerusalem' Passport Dispute

Monday, June 08, 2015

In a 6-3 decision, the high court sided with the White House over Congress on the thorny foreign policy issue.

Comment

Supreme Court Strikes Down Jerusalem Passport Law

Monday, June 08, 2015

The Supreme Court has struck down a law that allowed American citizens born in Jerusalem to list Israel as their country of birth on passports or other documents.

Comment

Religious Groups, Businesses Review Supreme Court's Headscarf Ruling

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that retailer Abercrombie & Fitch violated the nation's ban on religious discrimination when it refused to hire a Muslim teenager who wore a headscarf known as a hijab.

Comment

Threatened Online? Supreme Court Says Prosecutors Must Prove Intent

Monday, June 01, 2015

Justices declined to delineate exactly what sort of evidence could prove that an online post — such as "took all the strength I had not to ... slit her throat" — was intended to spark fear.

Comment

Justices: Retailer Can't Refuse To Hire Someone Because She Wears Hijab

Monday, June 01, 2015

Samantha Elauf wore a headscarf to a job interview at an Abercrombie & Fitch store and was denied a position because of it. On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that that was clearly wrong.

Comment

Ruling: Judicial Candidates Can't Personally Solicit Campaign Funds

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Supreme Court upheld a Florida ban on elected judicial candidates personally soliciting campaign contributions. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court's four liberal justices.

Comment

It's Sotomayor V. Roberts In Supreme Court Death Penalty Drama

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Justice Sonia Sotomayor and lawyers arguing in favor of Oklahoma's lethal-injection cocktail got into a clash so pronounced that Chief Justice John Roberts chastised Sotomayor for talking too much.

Comment

High Court Hears Challenge To 4 States' Gay-Marriage Ban

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

On Tuesday, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court sparred, skewered and probed the legal arguments on gay marriage. But at the end of a tumultuous day, there still was no certainty about the outcome.

Comment

After Botched Executions, Supreme Court Weighs Lethal Drug Cocktail

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Manufacturers have refused to provide one of three drugs used for lethal injection, so Oklahoma switched to another drug. But critics say midazolam doesn't work well to render prisoners unconscious.

Comment

Justices Deeply Divided Over Same-Sex-Marriage Arguments

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Justice Kennedy, seen as the determinative vote in the same-sex-marriage cases before the Supreme Court, was very tough on gay-marriage advocates.

Comment

Record Number Of Amicus Briefs Filed In Same-Sex-Marriage Cases

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

This week's same-sex-marriage cases at the Supreme Court brought in a record number of friend-of-the–court briefs. But truth be told, the justices do not read all of these briefs.

Comment

Legal Battle Over Gay Marriage Hits The Supreme Court Tuesday

Monday, April 27, 2015

People have been lining up for days hoping they will be among the lucky ones to get a seat for Tuesday's historic arguments. At issue: whether states can ban, and refuse to recognize, gay marriage.

Comment

Same-Sex Marriage, In The Justices' Words

Monday, April 27, 2015

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the question of same-sex marriage. In the meantime, we know a good deal about the justices' views already.

Comment

Supreme Court: Police May Not Detain Traffic Violators Longer Than Necessary

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Writing for the majority, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said a traffic stop becomes "unlawful if it is prolonged beyond the time reasonably required to complete the mission of issuing a warning ticket."

Comment

Meet The 'Accidental Activists' Of The Supreme Court's Same-Sex-Marriage Case

Monday, April 20, 2015

The legal battle over same-sex marriage hits the Supreme Court next week. It's an extraordinarily high-stakes clash, but the men and women at the center of it see themselves as incredibly ordinary.

Comment

After Nazi Plunder, A Quest To Bring Home The 'Woman In Gold'

Thursday, April 02, 2015

A new movie tells the true story of Maria Altmann, who fought her way to the U.S. Supreme Court to force the Austrian government to return a painting of her aunt.

Comment

Supreme Court Deals Medicaid Blow To Doctors And Health Companies

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The court ruled Tuesday that private Medicaid providers cannot sue to force states to raise reimbursement rates in the face of rising medical costs.

Comment

Obama Administration Emissions Rules Face Supreme Court Test

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The rules are aimed at limiting the amount of hazardous pollutants coming from coal- and oil-fired utility plants. They're being challenged by industry groups and more than 20 states.

Comment

Justices Debate Place Of Offensive Language On License Plates

Monday, March 23, 2015

On Monday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether to allow Texas to refuse a personalized license plate design featuring the Confederate flag.

Comment