Nina Totenberg

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

Hearing Day 2: Senators To Question Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Judge Neil Gorsuch on Monday formally introduced himself to the panel of senators who will hold hearings on his nomination to the court. A long day of questioning is expected on Tuesday.

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Confirmation Hearing Begins For Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Monday, March 20, 2017

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch appears before the Senate for day one of his confirmation hearing on Monday. Gorsuch has been nominated to fill the spot on the court left vacant since the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative, 13 months ago.

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Senate Panel To Begin Hearings For Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday opens hearings on Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court. Liberal and conservative groups have been marshaling their forces for and against the nominee.

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Amid Charges By Former Law Student On Gender Equality, Former Clerks Defend Gorsuch

Monday, March 20, 2017

A student who took an ethics course under Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch at the University of Colorado Law School said he expressed controversial views on questions of gender discrimination.

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Senate Democrats Lighting The Grill For Gorsuch's Confirmation Hearings

Sunday, March 19, 2017

At previous hearings, critics have focused on big social issues like affirmative action or abortion. This time, critics' strategy is to portray Gorsuch siding with corporations over regular folks.

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Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Skeptical Of Federal Agency Power

Friday, March 17, 2017

Judge Neil Gorsuch has said deferring to agencies is an abdication of judicial responsibility. He is expected to be grilled on this at Monday's confirmation hearings.

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Judge Gorsuch's Writings Signal He Would Be A Conservative On Social Issues

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch ruled on the Hobby Lobby case before it reached the high court. His concurrence argued religious freedom could extend even further than the Supreme Court ruled.

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A Stolen, Then Recovered, Stradivarius Returns To The Stage

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Mira Wang, protege of the late virtuoso violinist Roman Totenberg, this week debuted his Ames Stradivarius, stolen 37 years ago and reclaimed in 2015. "It's like meeting a new stranger," she says.

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Supreme Court Allows Prying Into Jury Deliberations If Racism Is Perceived

Monday, March 06, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-3 decision that trial courts may look into jury deliberations if there is clear evidence of racial bias. Deliberations are normally off-limits after a verdict.

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Supreme Court Drops Transgender Teen's Challenge To School Bathroom Policy

Monday, March 06, 2017

The Supreme Court has returned to a lower appeals court the case of a 17-year-old transgender boy who has sued to be allowed to use the boy's bathroom at his Virginia high school. The high court noted that an earlier ruling depended on guidance from the Obama administration that has since been superseded.

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Can Sex Offenders Be Barred From Social Media? Justices Lean Toward No

Monday, February 27, 2017

The court heard two cases today: One on whether the government can deport a resident for a statutory rape conviction, and another on whether a state can criminalize social media use for sex offenders.

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Supreme Court Considers Whether N.C. Law Violates First Amendment

Monday, February 27, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on whether a North Carolina law that prevents registered sex offenders from "accessing" certain social media sites violates the First Amendment guarantee of free speech.

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North Carolina Law Makes Facebook A Felony For Former Sex Offenders

Monday, February 27, 2017

North Carolina has a law banning sex offenders from social media. The state says sex offenders use sites to find future child victims. The court will decide if this is constitutional.

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Supreme Court Rules Racial Testimony Influenced Inmate's Death Sentence

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Texas inmate who argued that he received a death sentence because an expert told the jury that he was more likely to be violent in the future because he's black.

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Conservative Justices Skeptical Of Extending Constitution Beyond U.S. Border

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Supreme Court heard arguments in a "very sympathetic case" involving the shooting of an unarmed Mexican teen on the border. The justices will decide if the boy's family may sue the border agent.

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Supreme Court Considers If Mexican Nationals Can Sue For Border Shooting

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court today heard arguments in a case testing whether the family of the dead boy can sue the agent for damages in the United States. The case involves one unarmed 15-year old shot across the border in Mexico, but officials report a substantial rise in such cross border shootings in recent years.

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Supreme Court To Decide If Mexican Nationals May Sue For Border Shooting

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed an unarmed Mexican national from across the border, and the agent was not disciplined. The boy's family says a suit is their only possibility for justice.

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Trump's Criticism Of Judges Out Of Line With Past Presidents

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Traditionally, presidents restrain from criticizing judges, and our system depends on everyone abiding by court rulings. President Trump has broken protocol by belittling judges who rule against him.

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Appeals Court Considers Whether To Lift Stay On Immigration Order

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

A federal appeals court heard oral arguments Tuesday on whether or not to lift a temporary restraining order on President Trump's immigration ban. The order was halted by a lower court last Friday.

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Judge Gorsuch's Originalism Contrasts With Mentor's Pragmatism

Monday, February 06, 2017

Neil Gorsuch is a self-proclaimed "originalist." It is a philosophy very different from that of his mentor, Justice Byron White.

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