Nina Totenberg

NPR legal correspondent

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

A school board has the right to censure a disruptive member, the Supreme Court rules

Thursday, March 24, 2022

The ruling came in the case of an elected trustee of the Houston Community College board who sued his fellow board members, charging that they violated his First Amendment right by censuring him

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Supreme Court backs a prisoner who sought his pastor's touch at the time of execution

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Thursday's ruling was clear, and close to unanimous, with only Justice Clarence Thomas in dissent.

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Sen. Graham grilled Judge Jackson on day 2 of Supreme Court confirmation hearings

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Judge Katanji Brown Jackson faced a marathon day of questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is considering her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson are underway

Monday, March 21, 2022

Confirmation hearings opened Monday for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination to the Supreme Court. She's the first Black woman nominated for the nation's highest court.

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What Ketanji Brown Jackson can expect to hear from Republicans this week

Monday, March 21, 2022

If confirmed, she would be the first Black woman to serve on the nation's highest court, and she would be one of four women on the court, the largest number ever to serve at one time.

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Dick Durbin, a low-key Senate veteran, to preside over Supreme Court hearings

Friday, March 18, 2022

Durbin has been No. 2 in the Senate Democratic leadership since 2007, a job that involves knowing senators well enough to be able to count and corral votes, and knowing how to broker a deal.

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Wife of Justice Thomas rebuts claims of conflict of interest

Monday, March 14, 2022

In an interview published Monday, Ginni Thomas said that while she did attend the Jan. 6 rally to protest President Biden's election, she left before Donald Trump took the stage.

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Supreme Court stays out of key state rulings on partisan gerrymandering, for now

Monday, March 07, 2022

In cases from North Carolina and Pennsylvania, Republican state legislatures sought to block decisions issued by state supreme courts based on the states' respective constitutions.

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Pentagon asks Supreme Court to allow it to stop the deployment of unvaccinated SEALs

Monday, March 07, 2022

The request comes after a federal judge in Texas blocked the Navy from halting the deployment of Navy SEALs who won't comply with the military's vaccine mandate.

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The Supreme Court reimposes a death sentence for the Boston bomber

Friday, March 04, 2022

The Supreme Court reversed a federal appeals court in Boston that had overturned Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's death sentence. The 2013 attack killed three people.

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Supreme Court rules against disclosure in torture case

Thursday, March 03, 2022

The decision involving Abu Zubaydah, a terrorism detainee at Guantanamo Bay, likely will make it harder for victims to expose secret government misconduct in the future.

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New Supreme Court ruling could make it harder to expose secret government misconduct

Thursday, March 03, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the federal government can shield former government contractors from testifying about the torture of a post-9/11 detainee.

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Supreme Court to hear a case that could limit the EPA's power to fight climate change

Monday, February 28, 2022

The outcome of the case could also hamstring the authority of all agencies, from the EPA to the Securities and Exchange Commission to Federal Reserve Board.

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Reactions to Biden's historic Supreme Court justice pick

Friday, February 25, 2022

President Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Friday. She next faces the U.S. Senate in a confirmation process.

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Biden is expected to nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

Friday, February 25, 2022

President Biden is expected to nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.

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Supreme Court to consider case pitting religious rights against LGBTQ discrimination

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

In 2017, the court heard a very similar challenge to Colorado's anti-discrimination law from a baker who objected to creating cakes for same-sex weddings.

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Judge Michelle Childs, whose early life was shaped by gun violence, is on SCOTUS list

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Her meteoric rise in the last year has been due in part to her biggest supporter, South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn, the third ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Leondra Kruger, a star on California's high court, is on Biden's Supreme Court list

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

If there is a sleeping dog for Republicans to probe in her record, it is one of the 12 cases she argued during her years in the solicitor general's office.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson, a judge who defies stereotypes, is on Biden's SCOTUS list

Monday, February 14, 2022

Judge Jackson also served for eight years as a federal trial court judge, and last June was confirmed for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

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Supreme Court lets Alabama use GOP-backed map of the state's congressional districts

Monday, February 07, 2022

The court's action came on an emergency appeal from Alabama, which challenged a decision by a three-judge federal court panel that included two Trump appointees.

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