Supreme Court

The Brian Lehrer Show

Nina Totenberg on the New SCOTUS Term

Monday, October 28, 2013

A new Supreme Court term began earlier this month. This docket for this session includes a case on limits on campaign donations, affirmative action, and two cases related to abortion. Nina Totenberg, NPR legal affairs correspondent, talks about the cases she's following from the highest court in the country.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Capital Punishment in America

Friday, August 23, 2013

Evan J. Mandery gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Supreme Court and capital punishment—a most politically complex, racially charged, and morally vexing issue. His book A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America looks at two Supreme Court 1970s cases—Furman v. Georgia, which struck down Georgia’s death penalty law, and Gregg v. Georgia, which reversed direction

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On The Media

DNA Samples and Privacy

Friday, March 01, 2013

In over half of U.S. states and on the federal level law enforcement, after arresting you but before you’ve been convicted of any crime, can take a DNA sample from you. This week the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about whether this kind of search violates 4th Amendment protections and is constitutional.  Bob speaks with New York Times reporter Adam Liptak about the what this kind of DNA samples mean for personal privacy.  

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Matters of Economy

What Happens Next for the Affordable Care Act

Friday, June 29, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday issued its much-anticipated ruling on the Affordable Care Act. New York Times business columnist James B. Stewart offers his early analysis of the ruling.

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Public Still Mostly Hates Health Law With Supreme Court Ruling Just Weeks Off

Thursday, June 07, 2012

The latest major poll, commissioned by CBS News/NY Times just weeks before the Supreme Court is expected to deliver its ruling on the constitutionality of the health-care law. The survey found that nothing has happened to change the minds of a majority of the public that the law should be overturned.



Early Supreme Court Review Of Health Care Law Could Impact 2012 Race

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Affordable Care Act always promised to be a hot button issue in the 2012 presidential campaign. But it promises to loom even larger, now that the Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to take the case, making very likely a high-court decision in June just months before the general election.