Nina Totenberg

NPR legal correspondent

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

Samuel Alito, a workhorse on the Supreme Court, shapes its conservative path

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

The justice has played a key role on the court, often leading the charge not just on abortion, but for expanded religious rights, against LGBTQ rights, against expanded voting rights, and more

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The U.S. Supreme Court term in review

Tuesday, July 05, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg, SCOTUS Blog Founder Tom Goldstein and Constitutional law scholar Jamal Greene about this year's historic Supreme Court term.

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The Supreme Court is the most conservative in 90 years

Tuesday, July 05, 2022

In an astounding 62% of the decisions, conservatives prevailed, and more importantly, often prevailed in dramatic ways, according to new data.

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Supreme Court to take on controversial election-law case

Thursday, June 30, 2022

At issue is a legal theory that would give state legislatures unfettered authority to set the rules for federal elections, free of supervision by the state courts and state constitutions.

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Supreme Court sides with the Biden administration in 'Remain in Mexico' case

Thursday, June 30, 2022

On a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court handed the Biden administration a victory, allowing it to rescind the Trump-era Remain in Mexico policy.

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Supreme Court restricts the EPA's authority to mandate carbon emissions reductions

Thursday, June 30, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to mandate carbon emissions from existing power plants.

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The Supreme Court still has 2 opinions to announce before the term ends

Thursday, June 30, 2022

One of the most consequential Supreme Court terms in recent memory still has two major cases left on the docket — cases that could alter the political landscape on immigration and the environment.

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Supreme Court hands defeat to Native American Tribes in Oklahoma

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Only recently did the court rule that the eastern half of Oklahoma is on tribal land, and that the state could not bring criminal prosecutions there without the consent of the Indian tribes there.

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Supreme Court backs a high school football coach's right to pray on the 50-yard line

Monday, June 27, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a high school football coach who claimed the right to pray on the 50-yard line after each game, joined by those players who wanted to participate.

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Supreme Court backs a high school coach's right to pray on the 50-yard line

Monday, June 27, 2022

The 6-to-3 decision is the latest example of the court's conservative supermajority requiring more accommodation for religion in public schools and less separation between church and state.

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The Supreme Court is at its most conservative now from the last 75 years

Saturday, June 25, 2022

The Supreme Court's abortion decision, along with a ruling on guns earlier in the week, continues the current court's move to the political right.

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Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ending right to abortion upheld for decades

Friday, June 24, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the constitutional right to an abortion, reversing Roe v. Wade, the court's five-decade-old decision that guaranteed a woman's right to obtain an abortion.

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Supreme Court strikes down N.Y. law that restricts concealed carrying of guns

Thursday, June 23, 2022

The opinion, written by Justice Clarence Thomas, invalidates New York's requirement for people to show "proper cause" to get public carry gun licenses.

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Supreme Court ruling on Maine's tuition program hands school-choice advocates a win

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision ordering Maine to pay tuition for rural students at private religious schools has far-reaching consequences beyond the state.

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Supreme Court rules Maine tuition assistance program must cover religious schools

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 along ideological lines that Maine's tuition assistance program must cover religious schools.

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Supreme Court rules Maine's tuition assistance program must cover religious schools

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The 6-3 opinion, which was along ideological lines, invalidates provisions in 37 state constitutions that ban the direct or indirect use of taxpayer money in religious schools.

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After the leak, the Supreme Court seethes with resentment and fear behind the scenes

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

The court is riven with distrust among the law clerks, staff and, most of all, the justices themselves.

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Supreme Court blocks Texas social media law from taking effect

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

In a 5-to-4 vote, the court granted a request from Big Tech industry trade groups, which argued the law would unleash a flood of racist, hateful and other extremist content on social media platforms.

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Supreme Court decisions on abortion, gun control and religion likely to come soon

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Abortion, guns, climate change and religion are just four of the topics the Supreme Court has yet to deal with. Opinions in those cases will be released later this summer.

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Supreme Court hobbles challenges by inmates based on poor legal representation

Monday, May 23, 2022

Writing for the 6-3 conservative majority, Justice Clarence Thomas said federal courts may not hear post-conviction evidence to show how deficient the trial or appellate lawyer in state court was.

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