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Nina Totenberg

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

High Court Ruling Supports Employees In Retaliation Cases

Friday, June 20, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that public employees cannot be fired in retaliation for testifying truthfully on matters of public corruption or public concern.

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From Supreme Court, Firm Support For Employee In Retaliation Case

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The justices unanimously ruled that a public employee who testified about corruption should not have been punished for doing so. Going forward, though, some tricky questions are still undecided.

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Supreme Court Rules Against Gun 'Straw Purchases'

Monday, June 16, 2014

In a major victory for gun control groups, the justices upheld by a 5-4 vote a federal ban on one person buying a gun for another.

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By Slim Margin, Supreme Court Preserves Key Gun Control Law

Monday, June 16, 2014

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law may prohibit someone from buying a gun for another person — whether or not the other person is legally allowed to purchase a gun.

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Supreme Court: Inherited IRAs Not Protected From Bankruptcy

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The court agreed with a bankruptcy court's ruling that an inherited IRA represented "an opportunity for current consumption, not a fund of retirement savings."

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POM Wonderful Wins A Round In Food Fight With Coca-Cola

Thursday, June 12, 2014

By a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that POM Wonderful's lawsuit against the Coca-Cola Co. may go on. The repercussions of the case for the food and beverage industry are unclear.

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Supreme Court Rules Against Homeowners In Superfund Case

Monday, June 09, 2014

The justices made it harder for residents in a handful of states to sue companies for contamination that wasn't discovered until long after it took place.

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Supreme Court: At 21, Some Children Must Start Visa Process Over

Monday, June 09, 2014

In an unusual majority, the Supreme Court's liberal and conservative justices have decided that immigrant children who turn 21 while their parents' immigration application is pending must start over.

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Supreme Court: Case Involved Romantic Jealousy, Not Chemical Weapons

Monday, June 02, 2014

The justices ruled that federal authorities erred by invoking the chemical weapons treaty in prosecuting a woman who attacked a romantic rival with chemicals.

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Supreme Court Upholds Law Enforcement's Qualified Immunity

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

In two decisions handed down Tuesday, the justices made it more difficult for citizens to sue law enforcement officers for their conduct. Both decisions were unanimous.

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A Divided High Court Strikes Down IQ Rules In Fla. Death Penalty

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court struck down a Florida rule requiring a defendant's IQ to be 70 or below before that defendant could avoid the death penalty for reasons of mental retardation.

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Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania's Gay-Marriage Ban

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The ruling is the latest in a growing cascade of federal and state court decisions declaring a right to marry for gay couples.

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In 'Raging Bull' Ruling, High Court Sides With Co-Writer's Daughter

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Supreme Court delivered a blow on behalf of writers, giving a screenwriter's daughter a chance to prove in court that the critically acclaimed movie Raging Bull infringed her father's copyright.

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Nino's No-No: Justice Scalia Flubs Dissent In Pollution Case

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

It's more than embarrassing when a Supreme Court justice makes his decision based on facts that he's gotten wrong. The court has corrected the record, but the slip has stuck among legal cognoscenti.

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Supreme Court Considers Limits On Warrantless Cellphone Searches

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

In a case that reaches into almost every American's pocket or purse, justices struggled over whether police can search cellphones without obtaining a warrant at the time of an arrest.

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Weighing The Risks Of Warrantless Phone Searches During Arrests

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Police have long been able to search people without a warrant at the time of their arrest. Two cases before the Supreme Court ask whether cellphones should be off-limits until police get permission.

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The Public School Where The Duke Lives On

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Nowhere is the legacy of Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington — among the greatest composer/bandleaders in history — more profound than at the Washington, D.C., arts high school that bears his name.

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Justices Troubled By Their Earlier Ruling On Public Employee Speech Rights

Monday, April 28, 2014

In 2006, the Supreme Court said public employees have no First Amendment protection for speech "pursuant to their job duties." But Monday, in a case about criminal testimony, justices seemed dubious.

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How A Public Corruption Scandal Became A Fight Over Free Speech

Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday the Supreme Court hears about a man who was fired after testifying against a state lawmaker. The case on public employees' right to speak out could impact future corruption investigations.

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Supreme Court Gives Police New Power To Rely On Anonymous Tips

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The court ruled that police can stop and search a driver based solely on an anonymous 911 tip. The 5-4 decision split the court's two most conservative justices.

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