Nina Totenberg

NPR legal correspondent

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

The Presidential Pardon Power: What Are Its Limits?

Thursday, July 27, 2017

In a recent tweet, President Trump stated that he has the "complete power to pardon." NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg explores what the possible limits of that power might be.


Conservative Political Blogger Confirmed For Seat On Federal Appeals Court

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Senate split along party lines.


Supreme Court Allows Grandparents, Relatives To Enter U.S. Despite Travel Ban

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Supreme Court refused to block a ruling by a U.S. district judge in Hawaii that allowed grandparents and other relatives of refugees to enter the U.S., exempting them from the Trump travel ban. The court said the matter must be decided by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which the Trump administration was hoping to leapfrog.


Could Donald Trump Jr. Be Charged With Treason? Short Answer: No

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

But he, and others in the Trump campaign, may have violated other laws.


Justice Neil Gorsuch Votes 100 Percent Of The Time With Most Conservative Colleague

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Justices Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas agreed on cases spanning several hotly contested issues, including same-sex marriage, gun rights, immigration and taxpayer aid to religious schools.


Supreme Court Ends Term, Ready To Consider Some Divisive Issues

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Supreme Court ended its term Monday with a full bench, ready to weigh into some divisive issues in the fall. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg and SCOTUSblog publisher Tom Goldstein about the term and what's next for the court.


Supreme Court Wraps Up Term With A Raft Of Opinions

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Supreme Court delivered a partial victory to President Trump over his travel ban. Among other cases, the court also set the stage for a major decision next term on gay rights.


Supreme Court Reinstates Part Of Trump's Travel Ban, Agrees To Hear Case

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Supreme Court on Monday let a portion of President Trump's travel ban take effect and agreed to hear arguments about all the elements of the ban when the court reconvenes in October.


Supreme Court Rules Religious School Can Use Taxpayer Funds For Playground

Monday, June 26, 2017

In a closely watched case about church and state, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that a religious school was entitled to state funding for playground resurfacing under a state program for nonprofits.


Environmentalists Rejoice: Court Says Land Regulation Doesn't Go 'Too Far'

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The court upheld a regulation preventing a Wisconsin family from developing part of their land, denying them government compensation. The decision is a huge win for regulators and environmentalists.


Supreme Court Sides With Wisconsin In Property Rights Case

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Supreme Court sided with the state of Wisconsin on Friday in a land dispute case. The justices upheld Wisconsin court rulings that the family was not entitled to compensation over development regulations that block the sale of the family's adjacent lot.


Supreme Court Sets Higher Bar For Revoking U.S. Citizenship

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Supreme Court said Thursday an immigrant's citizenship could not be revoked because of an untrue statement to authorities that was immaterial to the granting of citizenship.


As Term Winds Down, Supreme Court Says It Will Take On Partisan Gerrymandering

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Supreme Court has for decades forbidden racial gerrymandering, but it has repeatedly shied away from addressing partisan gerrymandering.


Supreme Court Rules Post-9/11 Detainees Can't Sue Top U.S. Officials

Monday, June 19, 2017

In ruling against the detainees, the court said that "high officers who face personal liability for damages might refrain from taking urgent and lawful action in a time of crisis."


Trump Nominates Outspoken Candidates For Federal Judiciary

Sunday, June 18, 2017

President Trump has more than 130 vacancies to fill on the federal bench, and he is beginning the process somewhat haphazardly.


Senators Grill Trump Judicial Nominees On Provocative Blog Posts

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Two judicial nominees' blogging dominated their confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The posts featured conspiracy theories and an ad hominem attack on a Supreme Court justice.


High Court Strikes Down Law Favoring Unwed Mothers Over Unwed Fathers

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Supreme Court struck down a federal law that treats unwed fathers and mothers unequally — a major victory for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has battled the discriminatory rule for decades.


Supreme Court Strikes Down Gender-Based Citizenship Rules

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Supreme Court has ruled that treating a claim of citizenship differently based on whether the mother or the father of the claimant was a U.S. citizen violates the Constitution. The court directed Congress to change current law so as to make it gender neutral.


'The Quiet Man': The Powerful Conservative White House Lawyer In The Middle Of It All

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The White House counsel is the president's official lawyer, and his job description puts him at the center of every legal decision made in the White House.


White House Counsel Don McGahn Finds Himself At Center Of Controversy

Monday, June 05, 2017

As President Trump's official lawyer, Don McGahn's job description puts him at the center of every legal decision made in the White House. Even though his name is rarely mentioned, McGahn is involved in nearly all of the White House drama in the news.