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Nina Totenberg

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

Supreme Court Issues Orders On Immigration, Affirmative Action

Friday, June 24, 2016

The high court deadlocked on one major issue but decided another — handing President Obama a setback on immigration but affirming a constitutional role for affirmative action in college admissions.

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Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action In College Admissions

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Supreme Court upheld affirmative action in college admissions Thursday in a 4-3 ruling on the University of Texas' use of race as a factor in a program to increase diversity in the student body.

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Supreme Court Decisions Uphold Affirmative Action, Shelve Immigration Program

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Two major decisions from the high court Thursday: one upholding affirmative action in college admissions, and one shelving President Obama's program protecting immigrants in the country illegally.

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Evidence Found In Illegal Stops Backed By Justices, But Brings Fiery Dissent

Monday, June 20, 2016

Even if police halt someone for no reason, the Supreme Court said, if a reason to search them is discovered, anything found is admissible. Justice Sotomayor says that disproportionately hits the poor.

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Justice Sotomayor Delivers Blistering Dissent In Utah Search Case

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that an otherwise illegal search of a pedestrian by a police officer in Utah was permissible under the Constitution because the pedestrian had an outstanding warrant out for his arrest. Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a blistering dissent focused on the implications of the decision.

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Supreme Court Nominee's Advice To 5th-Graders: 'Be The Brave One'

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Merrick Garland delivered a commencement address Wednesday at a Washington, D.C., elementary school where he has been a tutor for nearly two decades.

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With No Relief From Supreme Court, Puerto Rico Will Look Again To Congress

Monday, June 13, 2016

The court ruled Monday that a Puerto Rican law to restructure its debt goes against the Federal Bankruptcy Code. Now it's up to Congress to help the island.

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Supreme Court Overturns Death Sentence In Judge Recusal Case

Thursday, June 09, 2016

If a prosecuting attorney has signed off on the death penalty against a certain defendant, can that same attorney later be on of a panel of judges reviewing that death sentence?

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Who Is Judge Gonzalo Curiel, The Man Trump Attacked For His Mexican Ancestry?

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

The likely GOP standard-bearer has accused the judge of bias in the Trump University fraud case because of his Mexican ancestry. But he's widely respected and took on a drug cartel under death threat.

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Who Is Gonzalo Curiel? The Federal Judge Attacked By Donald Trump

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Controversy is roiling the highest ranks of the Republican Party over criticism of a federal judge by the party's presumptive White House nominee, Donald Trump. The judge in question, Gonzalo Curiel, is a drug-cartel busting former prosecutor first named to a state court by a Republican governor, then to the federal bench by President Obama.

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Trump Questions Neutrality Of Muslim And Mexican-American Judges

Monday, June 06, 2016

After criticism from legal scholars for saying a judge could not treat him fairly because he was of Mexican descent, Donald Trump has extended his concern about judicial bias to Muslim Americans.

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Trump Presses Case That 'Mexican' Judge Curiel Is Biased Against Him

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Donald Trump intensified his attacks on the federal judge presiding over fraud lawsuits against Trump University — saying Indiana-born Gonzalo Curiel is biased against him because "he's a Mexican."

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Donald Verrilli, Who Argued Groundbreaking Cases For The Government, Stepping Down

Thursday, June 02, 2016

The solicitor general argued cases ranging from his successful defense of Obamacare to advocacy on behalf of constitutional protections for same-sex marriage.

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Amid Pointed Dissent, Supreme Court Weighs In On 2 Death Penalty Cases

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Justice Clarence Thomas called one of the opinions "a remarkably aggressive" use of the court's power to review the decisions of the states' highest courts.

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Supreme Court Declines Trump Resorts Case That Stripped Workers' Benefits

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

When Trump Entertainment Resorts filed for bankruptcy in 2014, it won a ruling from a federal bankruptcy judge stripping casino workers of their health insurance and payments to the pension fund.

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U.S. Supreme Court Decides 3 Cases Involving Race

Monday, May 23, 2016

The justices ruled against a white jury in a Georgia murder case; for minority plaintiffs who challenged voting districts in Virginia; and for a postal employee who said he lost his job due to race.

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Supreme Court Orders New Trial For Black Death Row Inmate Convicted By All-White Jury

Monday, May 23, 2016

It has been nearly 30 years since the high court set new rules to counter race discrimination in the seating of juries. But in some jurisdictions, the propensity to bar black jurors persisted.

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Trump's Supreme Court List Might Reassure Conservatives, But Leaves Off Big Names

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Trump promised to appoint to the high court the kinds of people the GOP base would be happy with.

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Donald Trump Releases List Of Potential Supreme Court Nominees

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Donald Trump released on Wednesday a list of potential Supreme Court nominees.

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Supreme Court Sends Latest Obamacare Case Back To Lower Court

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

With a vacancy, Supreme Court justices are looking for ways to avoid tie votes on key issues. On Monday, the justices sent an Obamacare case back to a lower court — saying compromise seemed feasible.

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