Nina Totenberg

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Supreme Court Reinstates Part Of Trump's Travel Ban, Agrees To Hear Case

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Supreme Court on Monday let a portion of President Trump's travel ban take effect and agreed to hear arguments about all the elements of the ban when the court reconvenes in October.

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Supreme Court Rules Religious School Can Use Taxpayer Funds For Playground

Monday, June 26, 2017

In a closely watched case about church and state, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that a religious school was entitled to state funding for playground resurfacing under a state program for nonprofits.

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Environmentalists Rejoice: Court Says Land Regulation Doesn't Go 'Too Far'

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The court upheld a regulation preventing a Wisconsin family from developing part of their land, denying them government compensation. The decision is a huge win for regulators and environmentalists.

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Supreme Court Sides With Wisconsin In Property Rights Case

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Supreme Court sided with the state of Wisconsin on Friday in a land dispute case. The justices upheld Wisconsin court rulings that the family was not entitled to compensation over development regulations that block the sale of the family's adjacent lot.

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Supreme Court Sets Higher Bar For Revoking U.S. Citizenship

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Supreme Court said Thursday an immigrant's citizenship could not be revoked because of an untrue statement to authorities that was immaterial to the granting of citizenship.

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As Term Winds Down, Supreme Court Says It Will Take On Partisan Gerrymandering

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Supreme Court has for decades forbidden racial gerrymandering, but it has repeatedly shied away from addressing partisan gerrymandering.

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Supreme Court Rules Post-9/11 Detainees Can't Sue Top U.S. Officials

Monday, June 19, 2017

In ruling against the detainees, the court said that "high officers who face personal liability for damages might refrain from taking urgent and lawful action in a time of crisis."

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Trump Nominates Outspoken Candidates For Federal Judiciary

Sunday, June 18, 2017

President Trump has more than 130 vacancies to fill on the federal bench, and he is beginning the process somewhat haphazardly.

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Senators Grill Trump Judicial Nominees On Provocative Blog Posts

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Two judicial nominees' blogging dominated their confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The posts featured conspiracy theories and an ad hominem attack on a Supreme Court justice.

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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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