Krishnadev Calamur

Krishnadev Calamur appears in the following:

Update on NPR staffing for election coverage

Monday, November 13, 2023

Updates on NPR staffing for election coverage.


Supreme Court to review Trump-era gun rule banning bump stocks

Friday, November 03, 2023

The ATF says bump stocks convert a semi-automatic weapon into a machine gun by firing multiple rounds with a single pull on the trigger. Machine guns have been banned under federal law since 1934.


Progressive Democrats withdraw a letter urging Biden to be more proactive in Ukraine

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Members of the congressional progressive caucus have withdrawn a letter urging President Biden to adjust his approach to the war in Ukraine.


Updates on the Washington Desk

Friday, July 22, 2022

Megan Pratz is the new Political Editor, Sue Davis is now NPR Political Correspondent and Deirdre Walsh is Congressional Correspondent


Washington Desk staffing update: Ashley Lopez & Ximena Bustillo join the team

Monday, May 02, 2022

Washington Desk staffing update: Ashley Lopez & Ximena Bustillo join the team


Washington Desk staffing news for Arnie Seipel and Deepa Shivaram

Monday, April 18, 2022

Washington Desk staffing updates for Arnie Seipel and Deepa Shivaram


The Supreme Court denies Trump's bid to block release of records to Jan. 6 panel

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The former president's White House records are sought by the Democratic-led House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.


Supreme Court's conservatives cast cloud over vaccine-or-test mandate for businesses

Friday, January 07, 2022

Justices seemed more open to the vaccine mandate for almost all workers at hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical providers receiving federal Medicare and Medicaid funds.


Roe v. Wade's future is in doubt after historic arguments at Supreme Court

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

The fate of abortion in the U.S. appears to be on shaky ground as a divided Supreme Court weighs a Mississippi law. A decision in the case is expected by summer.


The omicron variant is cause for concern — but not panic, Biden says

Monday, November 29, 2021

President Biden said that while restrictions imposed on travelers from several nations in southern Africa would slow the variant's entry, the U.S. will eventually see cases.


Supreme Court appears skeptical of New York's restrictive gun control law

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

It's the first major gun case at the court since 2008, when the court ruled that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms grants individuals the right to keep a gun at home for self-defense.


Supreme Court justices seem to tilt toward abortion providers in Texas

Monday, November 01, 2021

In arguments Monday, the court heard challenges from the U.S. Justice Department and abortion providers over the controversial law that has the effect of banning most abortions in Texas.


The Justice Department is heading back to the Supreme Court over Texas' abortion law

Friday, October 15, 2021

The Justice Department wants the high court to put the restrictive law on hold during ongoing legal challenges. The U.S. government says the legislation is unconstitutional.


Supreme Court looks set to reimpose the death penalty for the Boston Marathon bomber

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The court's liberal justices appeared incredulous about the actions of the district court judge in the original proceedings, but the conservatives appeared unpersuaded.


Supreme Court justices push government on allowing Guantanamo inmate to testify

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

But a majority of the court appeared inclined to defer to the government's position that the release of information on Abu Zubaydah's treatment would hurt national security.


Justice Kavanaugh tests positive for COVID, Supreme Court says

Friday, October 01, 2021

The justice has been vaccinated since January. As a result of his positive test, he will not attend Justice Amy Coney Barrett's investiture ceremony.


The Supreme Court Sets A Date For Arguments In Case That Could Challenge Roe V. Wade

Monday, September 20, 2021

On Dec. 1, the court will hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. The Mississippi case tests whether all state laws that ban pre-viability abortions are unconstitutional.


Breyer Warns Against Remaking The Court: 'What Goes Around Comes Around'

Friday, September 10, 2021

"If the Democrats can do it, the Republicans can do it," Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told NPR's Nina Totenberg.


Justice Breyer Says Supreme Court Upholding Texas Abortion Ban Was 'Very, Very Wrong'

Thursday, September 09, 2021

But the justice was philosophical about the outcome: "I wrote a dissent — and that's the way it works," he said. The decision was part of what court watchers call the "shadow docket."


Progressives Want Justice Stephen Breyer To Retire. His Response? Not Yet

Thursday, September 09, 2021

In an interview with NPR, the 83-year-old said: "When exactly I should retire, or will retire, has many complex parts to it. I think I'm aware of most of them, and I ... will consider them."