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Nina Totenberg

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U.S. Supreme Court Decides Three 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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Supreme Court Sends Obamacare Contraception Case Back To Lower Courts

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Supreme Court Monday punted on the constitutional merits of a religious freedom challenge to the Affordable Care Act. The court said it was feasible to satisfy religious groups and women seeking contraception and sent the case back to the lower courts.

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Supreme Court May Be Leaning Toward Voiding Ex-Va. Governor's Corruption Conviction

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The core issue is how to determine a clean "official act" from a corrupt one, and where the line is. Oral arguments underscored how difficult it is to come up with a workable standard.

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Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Bob McDonnell Corruption Case

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The former Virginia governor and his wife were charged with 11 counts of conspiracy to commit fraud under federal law. Now, the nation's top court will decide whether to uphold the conviction.

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Supreme Court Sides With Police Officer In Yard Sign Case

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

If you pick up a yard sign at a candidate's HQ and you are a police officer, are you committing an actionable offense?

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Justices Consider Whether Police May Force A Breath Test Without A Warrant

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Lawyers for defendants challenging their convictions argued to the Supreme Court that the Constitution demands a warrant. Lawyers representing states said getting a warrant is not always practical.

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Breathalyzer Case

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Supreme Court Wednesday heard oral arguments in a case about breathalyzers — the instrument police use as a rough gauge of drivers' blood alcohol levels. The usually staid justices took a lively interest in the issues raised.

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Out Of The Horror In Oklahoma City, Merrick Garland Forged The Way Forward

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Twenty-one years ago, Garland — now nominated to the Supreme Court — supervised the investigation following the bombing that killed 168 people.

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Supreme Court Appears Divided On Obama Immigration Actions

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Supreme Court may be headed towards another 4-4 tie on a major decision, which would affect millions of immigrants in the country illegally with children who are citizens or legal residents.

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On Obama's Immigration Actions, Supreme Court Seems Sharply Divided

Monday, April 18, 2016

A 4-4 tie is a real possibility. In that case, the actions, which would shield some 4 million people from deportation, would never take effect.

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Supreme Court Weighs Obama's Executive Action On Immigration

Monday, April 18, 2016

Twenty-six states are challenging the action, which would grant temporary, quasi-legal status and work permits to as many as 4 million parents who entered the U.S. illegally before 2010.

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Inside the Politics of the Supreme Court

Friday, April 15, 2016

The Supreme Court is supposed to be above politics, but has it ever been non-partisan in practice? 

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NPR's Nina Totenberg Recalls Breaking Anita Hill's Story In 1991

Thursday, April 14, 2016

In October 1991, NPR's Nina Totenberg broke the story of Anita Hill's allegations of sexual harassment against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. With the HBO movie on the events out this weekend, Totenberg joins us to talk about the events of that fall.

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Supreme Court Upholds 'One Person, One Vote' Standard

Monday, April 04, 2016

The challenge to the longstanding definition argued that only people who are eligible to vote should count in drawing voting district lines and other government purposes. The court was unanimous.

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Supreme Court Upholds 'One Person, One' Vote Principle

Monday, April 04, 2016

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Monday that states may count all residents, whether or not they are eligible to vote, when drawing election districts.

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Supreme Court: Feds Can't Seize Untainted Assets Needed For Legal Fees

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The case involved a Miami woman named Sila Luis, who was accused of fraudulently obtaining $45 million through Medicare and banking fraud.

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