Nina Totenberg

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

Alabama Abortion Law Could Make Its Way To The Supreme Court

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Gov. Kay Ivey has signed into law the nation's toughest anti-abortion law. It bans abortions except in cases of a serious health risk to the mother. There is no exception for rape or incest.

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Supreme Court's Conservatives Defend Their Handling Of Death Penalty Cases

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Amid controversy and criticism from religious groups on the right and left about their decisions in recent death penalty cases, the court's five-man majority is striking back.

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Supreme Court Rules Against Apple, As Kavanaugh Sides With Liberal Justices

Monday, May 13, 2019

The Supreme Court says iPhone users' antitrust lawsuit against Apple can continue. The decision divided President Trump's two appointees, Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch.

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Retired Justice John Paul Stevens Talks History, His New Book And Ping-Pong

Friday, May 10, 2019

At 99, the retired Supreme Court justice — author of The Making of a Justice — says "the world is changing much faster than I anticipated. " And it's changing, he says, "for the worse."

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Supreme Court Appears To Favor Allowing Census Citizenship Question

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A dispute over a census question about citizenship reached the Supreme Court Tuesday. Challengers say the question could cause a false count and hurt states.

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Supreme Court To Hear Controversial Census Citizenship Question

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The court is weighing whether the Trump administration can include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. A decision is expected this summer, when printing of the census forms is set to begin.

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Supreme Court Appears To Lean Toward Allowing Census Citizenship Question

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The justices are weighing whether the Trump administration can include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. A decision is expected this summer, when printing of the census forms is set to begin.

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Supreme Court Dances Around The F-Word With Real Potential Financial Consequences

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Is a clothing line called "FUCT" entitled to trademark protection? The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office said no. Now the Supreme Court must decide.

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Without Using Profanity, Supreme Court Justices Discuss Case Centered On Bad Language

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Supreme Court heard arguments on a case examining whether the clothing brand F-U-C-T is profane or could be trademarked.

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Supreme Court Closely Divides On 'Cruel And Unusual' Death Penalty Case

Monday, April 01, 2019

A divided court ruled against a Missouri man who said that because of a rare medical condition, death by lethal injection would constitute "cruel and unusual punishment."

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Supreme Court Sees 2 Similar Death Penalty Questions Very Differently

Saturday, March 30, 2019

An Alabama man was denied the right to have his Muslim spiritual adviser in the death chamber. But a Texas prisoner's execution was delayed because he was denied his Buddhist minister.

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Kavanaugh Seems Conflicted On Partisan Gerrymandering At Supreme Court Arguments

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The court once again appeared divided on whether redistricting could be done on the basis of politics. The newest justice seemed to be at least open to considering it as a problem.

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The Supreme Court Takes Another Look At Partisan Redistricting

Monday, March 25, 2019

A pivotal retirement and a new conservative majority could give the state legislatures a green light for even more partisanship when it comes to drawing political boundaries.

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In 'The Chief,' An Enigmatic, Conservative John Roberts Walks A Political Tightrope

Friday, March 22, 2019

Reporter Joan Biskupic portrays the chief justice as a dedicated conservative who now "has the court he's always wanted" — and she says the law "will likely be what he says it is."

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Supreme Court Justices Seem Incredulous At Repeated Racial Bias In Jury Selection

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

In a Mississippi death penalty case, the justices were skeptical of the way the state picked and dismissed black jurors and appeared ready not to uphold the conviction.

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Gorsuch Provides Decisive 5th Vote In Case Interpreting Treaty With Indian Tribe

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

On a conservative court, Justice Gorsuch has been one of the most conservative voices. But in cases involving Indian treaties and rights, he is most often sympathetic to Indian claims.

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From Triumph To Tragedy, 'First' Tells Story Of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

Friday, March 15, 2019

First is unlike any other book written about the justice. Evan Thomas breaks new ground with extraordinary access to O'Connor, her papers, journals — and even 20 years of her husband's diary.

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Supreme Court Denies Religious Building Preservation Funds Case

Monday, March 04, 2019

The court let stand a New Jersey ruling not allowing government money for the restoration or preservation of religious buildings, like synagogues, temples, churches and mosques.

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Supreme Court Appears Ready To Let 40-Foot Cross Stand On Public Land

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Supreme Court seems inclined to let a 40-foot cross on public land — which is a World War I memorial — stand. But, justices struggled to clarify issues around the separation of church and state.

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Supreme Court Appears Ready To Let Cross Stand But Struggles With Church-State Test

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The American Humanist Association is challenging the existence of a 40-foot cross on government-owned land, but the Trump administration hopes a newly conservative majority will agree to let it stand.

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