Nina Totenberg

NPR legal correspondent

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

Supreme Court paves the way for release of Trump's tax returns to a House panel

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

The decision likely means that the returns will be released to the Committee immediately, ending a multi-year legal battle.

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Supreme Court allows Jan. 6 committee to subpoena Arizona GOP chair's phone records

Monday, November 14, 2022

The court's action means that specific parts of Kelli Ward's phone records will be turned over to the House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol.

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Supreme Court struggles with a case dealing with the rights of Native American Tribes

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

In the court Wednesday, lawyers for the state of Texas and for non-Native adoptive parents told the justices that ICWA violates the Constitution by discriminating based on race

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Supreme Court hears arguments challenging the Indian Child Welfare Act

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday challenging the legality of the landmark Indian Child Welfare Act.

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Supreme Court considers fate of landmark Indian adoption law

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

At issue is whether the the Indian Child Welfare Act — aimed at preventing Native American children from being separated from their tribes — is tribal protection or racial classification.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham must testify before a grand jury in Georgia

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

The Supreme Court said Sen. Lindsey Graham must testify before a grand jury in Georgia. Graham claimed that because he is a senator, he is immune to testifying under the constitution.

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Supreme Court says Lindsey Graham must testify in grand jury Georgia election probe

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

He's been subpoenaed for questioning later this month about allegations that then President Donald Trump tried to interfere with Georgia's ballot count after the 2020 election.

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Supreme Court's conservatives are openly hostile to affirmative action in admissions

Monday, October 31, 2022

If they do what it sounded like they will do, it will end the ability of colleges and universities, public and private, to consider race as one factor in admissions.

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The Supreme Court hears affirmative action case

Monday, October 31, 2022

The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a pair of cases that ask whether race can be considered in college admissions.

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Can race play a role in college admissions? The Supreme Court hears the arguments

Monday, October 31, 2022

The justices are re-examining decades of precedent allowing affirmative action policies. This time, however, there is every likelihood that the court will overrule some or all of those precedents.

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The Supreme Court won't block the student loan debt relief program, at least for now

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who is assigned to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, was the one who received the emergency application brought by a Wisconsin taxpayers group.

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Supreme Court declines to consider challenge to racist citizenship laws

Monday, October 17, 2022

The action dashes hopes of American Samoans who were seeking birthright citizenship and leaves intact a decision that breathed new life into distinctions between U.S. states and territories.

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Supreme Court turns away Trump objections in Mar-a-Lago classified documents case

Thursday, October 13, 2022

The court's action was announced even as the Jan. 6 committee was conducting its last public hearing focused on Trump's role in the violence at the Capitol after the election.

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The Supreme Court hears pork industry's case against an animal welfare law

Thursday, October 13, 2022

The Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case in which the pork industry is challenging the constitutionality of a California animal welfare law.(Story aired on ATC on Oct. 11, 2022.)

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Supreme Court dives into pop culture with Warhol, Prince and Norman Lear

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

The question in the case was whether Andy Warhol's renditions of Prince were transformative under the copyright law, and thus do not infringe on photographer Lynn Goldsmith's copyright.

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The Supreme Court meets Andy Warhol, Prince and a case that could threaten creativity

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Images Andy Warhol created of Prince are at the heart of a case the Supreme Court will examine on Wednesday. Warhol used a black-and-white portrait taken by Lynn Goldsmith as a reference point.

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Pigs can't fly, but they can produce tough legal questions at the Supreme Court

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The case pitted most of the pork producers in the U.S. against a California law enacted by referendum by lopsided margins.

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The Supreme Court hears the pork industry's case against an animal welfare law

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case where the pork industry is challenging the constitutionality of a California animal welfare law.

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She took a photo of Prince that Andy Warhol used. It's about to change the course of copyright

Sunday, October 09, 2022

In a twist, one case before the U.S. Supreme Court this term involves Andy Warhol and 1981 photo of the musician Prince.

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Supreme Court conservatives may strike another blow to landmark Voting Rights Act

Tuesday, October 04, 2022

At issue in Tuesday's case was Alabama's congressional redistricting plan, adopted by the Republican state legislature after the 2020 Census.

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