Nina Totenberg

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

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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Here's What We Know About Neil Gorsuch

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Neil Gorsuch is the president's nominee for the Supreme Court. What do we know about him as a person? For one, he likes to drive a convertible with the top down.

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Trump's Supreme Court Pick Is A Disciple Of Scalia's 'Originalist' Crusade

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Judge Neil Gorsuch was friends with the late justice and subscribed to the judicial philosophy of "originalism" he popularized. So what is it, exactly? The doctrine has plenty of critics.

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Senate Democrats In Political Quagmire Over Supreme Court Nomination

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Democratic senators could filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. But it is unclear whether this is a wise move or would cost them politically in the future.

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Partisan Battle Expected Over Gorsuch's High Court Nomination

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

President Trump announced federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch as his pick for the Supreme Court seat vacated by Antonin Scalia. Some Democrats are promising a fight over his confirmation.

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Speculation Swirls Around Two Names For Supreme Court Slot

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

NPR's Audie Cornish and Nina Totenberg discuss President Trump's possible picks for the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Trump Set To Announce Supreme Court Nominee

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The president has moved up his Supreme Court nominee announcement to Tuesday. He is expected to choose from one of three judges, any of whom would be a socially conservative voice on the court.

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Trump Expected To Announce Supreme Court Nominee This Week

Monday, January 30, 2017

President Trump says this week he will announce his choice for the Supreme Court seat vacated by by the death of Antonin Scalia nearly one year ago.

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3 Judges Trump May Nominate For The Supreme Court

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

President Trump says he plans to announce his pick for the high court vacancy next week. Among the finalists are three judges who were appointed to their current positions by President George W. Bush.

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Repeat After Me: The 35 Most Important Words Of Inauguration Day

Friday, January 20, 2017

Inauguration is full of tradition and fanfare, but the oath is the only part that is legally required for a new president to take office.

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Supreme Court Considers Trademark Battle Over Band Name

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Supreme Court tests whether the Patent and Trademark Office violated the First Amendment when it refused to register the "disparaging" band name, "The Slants."

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In Battle Over Band Name, Supreme Court Considers Free Speech And Trademarks

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Patent and Trademark Office denied registration to an Asian-American rock band named The Slants; the musicians say they want to re-appropriate the term. The case hits the high court on Wednesday.

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Supreme Court Considers How Schools Support Students With Disabilities

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Colorado case is a test of what public schools must do in designing an individual education plan for children with disabilities.

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Who's The Real Jeff Sessions? Two Hearings In 1986 Show A Conflicting Picture

Monday, January 09, 2017

Thirty years ago, Trump's attorney general nominee was turned down for a federal judgeship. And he said strikingly different things at two hearings within a month of each other back then.

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Jeff Sessions Previously Denied Federal Judgeship Amid Racism Controversy

Monday, January 09, 2017

Nearly 31 years ago, Sessions was up for nomination to a federal judgeship. He was rejected amid charges of racism. On Tuesday, he's back before the same committee. This time for attorney general.

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