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Nina Totenberg

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

Supreme Court To Weigh Power Of Redistricting Commissions

Monday, March 02, 2015

Although the court has viewed gerrymandering of legislative districts as a practice that deprives citizens of fair representation, it's also thrown up its hands when it comes to policing the practice.

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Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Fisherman In Missing Fish Case

Thursday, February 26, 2015

What's a tangible object? That question was at the crux of a case about whether a law aimed at preventing document shredding could be applied to other objects — including fish.

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Dentists Have No Right To Limit Who Can Whiten Your Teeth, Justices Say

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a North Carolina case that a board made up largely of dentists may not regulate whitening services.

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High Court Leans Toward Religious Protection In Headscarf Case

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Did Abercrombie & Fitch violate a prohibition against religious discrimination by not hiring a woman who wears a hijab? The company contends it just has a neutral policy against wearing caps.

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At Supreme Court, Fashion Collides With Religion In Headscarf Case

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

On one side of the case is the retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, and on the other, a 17-year-old job applicant who was highly rated for hiring but then rejected because she wore a Muslim headscarf.

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Supreme Court Considers Visa Case For Foreign Spouses

Monday, February 23, 2015

Do Americans' constitutional rights include the right to a visa for a non-citizen spouse? The Supreme Court heard arguments on that issue Monday and appears to be headed for another close vote.

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Justice Ginsberg Admits To Being Tipsy During State Of The Union Nap

Friday, February 13, 2015

Why was Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg dozing at the State of the Union this year? "I wasn't 100 percent sober," Ginsberg admitted during at a forum at George Washington University.

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Supreme Court Won't Stop Gay Marriages In Alabama

Monday, February 09, 2015

The move sent the strongest signal to date that the justices are on the verge of legalizing gay marriage nationwide.

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Supreme Court Refuses To Let Alabama Bar Same-Sex Marriages

Monday, February 09, 2015

On Monday the Supreme Court refused to allow Alabama to bar same-sex unions while awaiting a national ruling on the issue by the high court this summer.

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Supreme Court Agrees To Rule On Constitutionality Of Execution Drug Cocktail

Friday, January 23, 2015

Three Oklahoma inmates say they face the risk of extreme suffering, which would violate the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

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Shouts Of Protest At Supreme Court On 'Citizens United' Anniversary

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The day's session had just begun when protesters in the back of the chamber began yelling things like, "One person, one vote" and "We are the 99 percent."

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Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Air Marshal Whistleblower

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Robert MacLean gave a reporter information about U.S. air marshals being taken off flights to save money.

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Supreme Court Rules On 2 Prisoner Rights Cases

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The court ruled: It was wrong to force a Muslim inmate to shave a beard he regarded as a religious obligation, and a death row inmate shouldn't be denied an appeal because lawyers missed a deadline.

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Death Row Inmate Whose Lawyers Missed The Appeal Date Gets Another Chance

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Supreme Court has overruled the lower courts and allowed Mark Christeson's new lawyers to appeal based on inadequate representation by his previous attorneys.

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Supreme Court Examines Gray Area In Judicial Campaigning

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The court today heard arguments testing whether states may prohibit candidates for judgeships from soliciting campaign donations personally.

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Supreme Court Rules For Muslim Inmate In Prison Beard Case

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The court said a ban on beards violated the prisoner's religious freedom. The state of Arkansas had argued that the beard presented security concerns and that it could be used to hide contraband.

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Should Judicial Candidates Be Allowed To Solicit Campaign Money?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Once, judicial elections were a pretty tame affair, with relatively little money spent. Not anymore. The Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday on how candidates should be allowed to gather funding.

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Supreme Court To Decide Whether States Can Ban Same-Sex Marriage

Friday, January 16, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether states can ban same-sex marriage.

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Supreme Court Considers Whether A Sock Is Drug Paraphernalia

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments about a graduate student who was deported after four Adderall pills were found in his sock.

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Rough Morning Commute? Justice Scalia Was Right There With You

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Washington suburbanite had trouble getting to work Tuesday, leaving a key task to his boss at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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