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Nina Totenberg

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

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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Supreme Court Orders More Briefs On Birth Control, Hoping To Prevent Tie

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The case, heard last week, tests the religious liberty claims against the Obamacare mandate for birth control in all health insurance plans.

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Challenge To Union Fees Deadlocks In Supreme Court

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A 4-4 vote in the Supreme Court means union opponents have failed, for now, to reverse a longstanding decision that allows states to mandate "fair share" fees from nonunion workers.

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Supreme Court Deadlocks On Challenge To Union Fees

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The 4-4 vote means union opponents have failed, for now, to reverse a long-standing decision that allows states to mandate "fair share" fees from nonunion workers.

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Why Merrick Garland's Judicial Record Slips Through Critics' Fingers

Sunday, March 27, 2016

The Supreme Court nominee has a long list of past opinions, but the court he has sat on for nearly two decades has rarely weighed in on controversial issues.

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Biden Concedes Obama Nominated More Moderate Judge To Win Over Republicans

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The vice president said Obama's pick of Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court was a deliberate effort. "We've reached out," Biden said. "Who do you want?"

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Joe Biden Criticizes Senate Refusal To Consider Obama Supreme Court Nominee

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Vice President Biden spoke Thursday on the Senate's refusal to hold hearings on the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, touching on his past statements on election year appointments.

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