Nina Totenberg

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High Court Strikes Down Law Favoring Unwed Mothers Over Unwed Fathers

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Supreme Court struck down a federal law that treats unwed fathers and mothers unequally — a major victory for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has battled the discriminatory rule for decades.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Gender-Based Citizenship Rules

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Supreme Court has ruled that treating a claim of citizenship differently based on whether the mother or the father of the claimant was a U.S. citizen violates the Constitution. The court directed Congress to change current law so as to make it gender neutral.

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'The Quiet Man': The Powerful Conservative White House Lawyer In The Middle Of It All

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The White House counsel is the president's official lawyer, and his job description puts him at the center of every legal decision made in the White House.

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White House Counsel Don McGahn Finds Himself At Center Of Controversy

Monday, June 05, 2017

As President Trump's official lawyer, Don McGahn's job description puts him at the center of every legal decision made in the White House. Even though his name is rarely mentioned, McGahn is involved in nearly all of the White House drama in the news.

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Supreme Court Rejects 2 N.C. Congressional Districts As Unconstitutional

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower court ruling, which found the two districts had been unlawfully drawn to diminish the voting power of African-Americans and ordered them redrawn.

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Supreme Court Upholds Rejection Of North Carolina Congressional Districts

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Supreme Court upheld the rejection of two congressional districts in North Carolina by a lower court. The lower court ruled the districts had been unlawfully drawn to diminish the voting power of African Americans and ordered them redrawn.

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Supreme Court Declines To Reinstate North Carolina's Voter ID Law

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that struck down North Carolina's voter ID law. A lower court had found the law unconstitutional because it targeted "African Americans with almost surgical precision."

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Trump's Tweets On Court Blocking 'Sanctuary City' Order: 5 Facts To Know

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

President Trump has called out the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, but the recent ruling on withholding federal grants was made by a single district court judge.

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Trump Vs. The 9th Circuit: Court Uses Administration's Words Against Itself

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Judges from the 9th Circuit have ruled against the Trump administration in a series of big cases — first the travel ban and now sanctuary cities. NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg joins us to talk about the court and it's legal reasoning.

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Justices Split Over Defendants' Right To Mental Health Expert Witnesses

Monday, April 24, 2017

Justice Anthony Kennedy appears likely to cast the deciding vote in a Supreme Court case involving a death row inmate's right to help from a mental health expert who is independent of the prosecution.

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Supreme Court To Decide If Prosecution, Defense Can Share Experts in Capital Case

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Supreme Court will decide if an Alabama inmate should have his sentence revisited because his attorney didn't get help from an independent mental health expert when he was sentenced to death.

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In Church-State Playground Brawl, Justices Lean Toward The Church

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

At Wednesday's oral arguments, a clear majority of justices seemed troubled by a Missouri policy that bars state money from going to religious schools for playground improvements.

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Supreme Court Considers Separation Of Church And State In Playground Case

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A request for Missouri state funds to resurface its playground landed before the Supreme Court Wednesday because that preschool is part of a church ministry.

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Playground Case Could Breach Barrier Between Tax Coffers, Religious Schools

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Supreme Court hears arguments today on whether Missouri should provide a grant to a church preschool, or if that violates the state's constitution. The state's new governor has abandoned the rule.

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Justice Gorsuch Finds His 'Easier' Solution Has Few Takers On 1st Day

Monday, April 17, 2017

Gorsuch looked like a kid on the first day of high school when he made his debut on the U.S. Supreme Court — sitting tall and asking lots of questions.

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Neil Gorsuch Sworn In As 9th Justice On The Supreme Court

Monday, April 10, 2017

On Monday, Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as the ninth justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, finally filling the vacant seat left by the death of Antonin Scalia over a year ago. NPR looks ahead at his first term.

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Senate Confirms Gorsuch To Supreme Court

Friday, April 07, 2017

Senate Republicans unleashed the "nuclear option" on Thursday, essentially ensuring that Neil Gorsuch would be confirmed on Friday. The final vote was 54-45, mostly along party lines.

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Senate Invokes 'Nuclear Option' To Ease Gorsuch Nomination

Thursday, April 06, 2017

The Senate fell short of the 60 votes it needed to proceed on the Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch, sparking procedural moves that invoked the "nuclear option" — lowering the threshold to advance Supreme Court nominees with a simple majority.

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Republicans' 'Nuclear Option' Could Have Lasting Effects On Federal Judiciary

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Senate Republicans are expected to make a rules change Thursday on Supreme Court nominees that would have lasting consequences, and likely change the federal judiciary for years to come.

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Democrats Secure Votes To Filibuster Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch

Monday, April 03, 2017

Senate Democrats on Monday secured the votes needed to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. This sets up a political fight that will change the way future high court nominees are considered.

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