Nina Totenberg

NPR legal correspondent

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks House Request For Mueller Grand Jury Evidence

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The House says secret grand jury evidence is relevant to an "ongoing investigation" and could lead to new impeachment charges.

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Justices Fear 'Chaos' If Electoral College Delegates Have Free Rein

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Under state laws, Electoral College delegates are pledged to cast their ballots for the candidate who carries the popular vote in their state. But in 2016, seven cast votes for other candidates.

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Supreme Court Considers Pivotal Electoral College Case

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

At issue is whether states have the power to remove or fine so-called faithless electors. The case could affect not only the 2020 election but all future presidential elections.

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Will Supreme Court Bail Out Trump In Subpoenas For Financial Records?

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The cases before the court involved subpoenas for some of Trump's pre-presidential financial records — and the arguments heard Tuesday set the stage for a constitutional battle.

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Supreme Court Hears Cases Involving Trump's Taxes, Financial Records

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

How the court decides these cases could dramatically change the balance of power among the three branches of government, shifting America's system of checks and balances.

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Supreme Court Weighs Whether Religious Schools Can Fire Lay Workers

Monday, May 11, 2020

The pair of cases is the second time in less than a decade that the court has been asked to consider arguments involving discrimination lawsuits from teachers fired by parochial schools.

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Supreme Court Weighs Whether Parochial Schools Are Exempt From Fair Employment Laws

Monday, May 11, 2020

For decades, lower courts have recognized an exception to the nation's employment laws for ministers. But how do we define who is a minister and who is not?

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Top 5 Moments From The Supreme Court's 1st Week Of Livestreaming Arguments

Saturday, May 09, 2020

From a mysterious toilet flush to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaking from the hospital, here are the highlights — including audio clips — from a historic week for the high court.

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Supreme Court Overturns Convictions In 'Bridgegate' Scandal

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Bridget Anne Kelly's lawyers had argued that her actions were driven by a political motive, and while that may not be attractive, it is not fraud.

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Fervor Vs Compromise At Supreme Court Birth Control Arguments

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

The stakes were underlined by the fact that the argument went 49 minutes over the allotted time.

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Religious Objectors V. Birth Control Back At Supreme Court

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Does signing a form expressing a religious objection to providing birth control to employees burden the religious freedom of employers as much as paying for the birth control?

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized After Infection

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Ginsburg underwent non-surgical treatment Tuesday for a benign gallbladder condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, a statement from the U.S. Supreme Court said.

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Supreme Court Considers Anti-Prostitution Pledge In HIV/AIDS Funding Case

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

At issue is whether the government can require private nonprofits to denounce prostitution in order to qualify for U.S. foreign aid grants aimed at fighting the worldwide AIDS epidemic.

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The Supreme Court Hears Arguments In A Case About Funds To Fight AIDS Abroad

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

The Supreme Court has heard arguments on Tuesday in a case that tests whether the government can require nonprofits to denounce prostitution in order to qualify for funds to fight AIDS abroad.

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Judge Says He Faced No Political Pressure From McConnell To Retire

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Judge Thomas Griffith denied allegations that he was pushed to step down to allow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to fill his seat with a longtime ally, Justin Walker.

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Supreme Court Arguments A Tech Success, But Format Strangles Usual Give-And-Take

Monday, May 04, 2020

Justice Clarence Thomas, who often goes years without asking a question, asked several. But for others, the format froze follow up.

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Supreme Court Livestreams Oral Argument For 1st Time In History

Monday, May 04, 2020

The Supreme Court, for the first time, livestreamed its oral argument on Monday. It has discussed whether generic terms can become protected trademarks by the addition of a dot-com domain.

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Supreme Court Arguments Resume — But With A Twist

Monday, May 04, 2020

Beginning Monday, for the first time in the Supreme Court's 231-year history, the justices will hear oral arguments by phone in a slate of important cases.

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Listen Live: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments Remotely

Sunday, May 03, 2020

The high court begins two weeks of oral arguments — the first time the proceedings will have live audio and the first occasion on which the arguments themselves will be conducted by phone.

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Supreme Court To Government: Pay Obamacare Insurers

Monday, April 27, 2020

Under the law, the money was promised to companies as part of the start-up costs of Obamacare. But a GOP-led Congress reneged on the promise.

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