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Nina Totenberg

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

Will The New Era Of Limited Federal Monitoring Still Protect Voter Rights?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Justice Department will still send out "monitors" on Nov. 8. But the number is smaller than in the past, and due to a 2013 Supreme Court decision, they'll have limited authority to intervene.

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Sen. McCain Says Republicans Will Block All Court Nominations If Clinton Wins

Monday, October 17, 2016

The Supreme Court is already short one justice because Republicans refuse to consider President Obama's nominee. Two sitting judges are in their 80s, so additional vacancies are likely.

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Justice Ginsburg Walks Back Criticism Of Colin Kaepernick's Kneeling

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Supreme Court justice says her criticism of Colin Kaepernick and other athletes for kneeling during the national anthem was "inappropriately dismissive and harsh."

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Divided Supreme Court Hears 'Screaming Racial Bias' Juror Case

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The case tests the constitutionality of rules that bar courts from examining evidence of racial bias in jury deliberations.

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Supreme Court Hears Case On Racial Bias In Jury Deliberations

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The justices ruled in 2014 that extreme juror bias could impede a fair trial and, if such a case arose, they would decide then if an exception was warranted. Now, that case has come.

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What's In A Design? A Smartphone Battle In The Highest Court

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Supreme Court hears oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that pits Samsung against Apple — and could have major repercussions for tech products across the board.

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Supreme Court Hears 'Indefensible' Death Penalty Case Where Race Linked To Violence

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a Texas case involving a murder defendant sentenced to death after a trial witness said he was more likely to commit crimes because he was black.

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Supreme Court Reviews Racial Discrimination In Texas Death Penalty Case

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case from Texas involving a murder defendant sentenced to death after a trial witness said he was statistically more likely to commit more crimes because he was African-American.

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Supreme Court To Hear Death Penalty Case Based On Racially Tainted Testimony

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Duane Buck was given the death penalty after an expert witness testified that he was more likely to be dangerous in the future because he was black. The Supreme Court hears his case Wednesday.

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Supreme Court Hears First Round Of Arguments In New Term

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court started its new term Tuesday short-handed and evenly divided just as it was last spring. That's because the Senate has refused to process President Obama's nominee to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

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Still Down A Justice, Supreme Court Term Is Off To A Restrained Start

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Starting the term with an eight-justice court means it could remain short-handed, and often deadlocked, on some of the most controversial, and difficult, issues of the day.

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Federal Court Blocks Gov. Pence's Attempt To Bar Syrian Refugees From Indiana

Monday, October 03, 2016

An appeals court panel upheld a lower court ruling that barred interference with distribution of federal funds for resettlement. The panel said federal law bans discrimination based on nationality.

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No, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Does Not Intend To Retire Anytime Soon

Monday, October 03, 2016

"I will retire when it's time," the 83-year-old Supreme Court justice said in an interview with NPR. She also shares wedding advice from her mother-in-law and reads a letter from her late husband.

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The Supreme Court: A Winning Issue In The Presidential Campaign?

Thursday, September 29, 2016

It's been eight months since Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly, leaving the Supreme Court short-handed and its future up for grabs in the presidential race.

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Presidential Election Likely To Impact Short Handed Supreme Court

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Supreme Court could play as an issue in the presidential election after the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia left the court short handed.

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Donald Trump Unveils New, More Diverse Supreme Court Short List

Friday, September 23, 2016

The new list consists of 10 more possible nominees, including a U.S. senator who has refused to endorse Trump.

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Supreme Court Leaves Ohio Voting Restrictions In Place

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The court's refusal to intervene leaves intact a reduction of early voting days that was enacted by Ohio's Republican-controlled Legislature. Ohio Democrats had wanted the "Golden Week" restored.

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In Michigan, You Can Check A Box To Vote Down A Ballot, Supreme Court Says

Friday, September 09, 2016

A straight-ticket option lets voters cast ballots for all the candidates of one party with one mark. Today, the Supreme Court upheld lower court rulings that blocked Michigan's ban on the practice.

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170-Plus Days And Counting: GOP Unlikely To End Supreme Court Blockade Soon

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The Senate is back for its brief autumn session, but no one expects the majority Republican body to move forward with the confirmation of Merrick Garland, President Obama's pick for the court vacancy.

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Supreme Court Declines To Reinstate North Carolina Voter Restrictions

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

After the high court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, North Carolina and other states enacted laws that critics said were aimed at making it harder for minorities to vote.

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