Nina Totenberg

NPR legal correspondent

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

Roe v. Wade's future is in doubt after historic arguments at Supreme Court

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

The fate of abortion in the U.S. appears to be on shaky ground as a divided Supreme Court weighs a Mississippi law. A decision in the case is expected by summer.

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Supreme Court considers whether to reverse Roe v. Wade arguments

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

At issue is whether to reverse the court's nearly half-century-old decision, Roe v. Wade, and subsequent decisions declaring that women have a constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy.

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As the Supreme Court considers Roe v. Wade, a look at how abortion became legal

Monday, November 29, 2021

Abortion did not become illegal in most states until the mid to late 1800s. But by the 1960s, abortion, like childbirth, had become a safe procedure when performed by a doctor.

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Supreme Court conservatives are skeptical on spiritual advisers in death chamber

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

The subject has, at times, divided the court's conservative majority and it has also at times embarrassed the court, as minority religious advisers have sometimes been excluded from the chamber.

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Supreme Court to hear arguments on FBI's surveillance of mosques

Monday, November 08, 2021

The argument will focus on whether this case can move forward at all because the government argues that for it to produce any of the evidence gathered 15 years ago would jeopardize national security.

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Supreme Court appears skeptical of New York's restrictive gun control law

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

It's the first major gun case at the court since 2008, when the court ruled that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms grants individuals the right to keep a gun at home for self-defense.

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Gun rights are back at the Supreme Court for the first time in more than a decade

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

The time long awaited by gun-rights advocates has come, as the conservative court examines how far a state may go in regulating an individual's right to carry a gun outside the home.

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At Supreme Court, an obstreperous school board member meets a censorious board

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Justices heard arguments in a case testing whether an elected community college board can censure one of its members.

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The Supreme Court heard arguments in Texas abortion law case

Monday, November 01, 2021

The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case involving a controversial Texas law that in effect bars abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, well before most women know they are pregnant.

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Supreme Court justices seem to tilt toward abortion providers in Texas

Monday, November 01, 2021

In arguments Monday, the court heard challenges from the U.S. Justice Department and abortion providers over the controversial law that has the effect of banning most abortions in Texas.

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Novel Texas abortion case is back at the Supreme Court

Monday, November 01, 2021

At issue is whether a state can nullify a constitutional right by delegating enforcement not to state officials, but to private citizens who are authorized to sue abortion providers and others.

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The Supreme Court keeps Texas abortion law in place, but agrees to review it

Friday, October 22, 2021

The court will consider the legality of the law on Nov. 1. The highly unusual court action is an indication of deep internal splits within the court.

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Supreme Court heard arguments in case about Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The Supreme Court appeared to lean toward reinstating the death sentence imposed on the Boston Marathon bomber. The liberal justices were incredulous at the actions of the judge in the original trial.

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Supreme Court looks set to reimpose the death penalty for the Boston Marathon bomber

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The court's liberal justices appeared incredulous about the actions of the district court judge in the original proceedings, but the conservatives appeared unpersuaded.

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The Boston Marathon bomber case reaches the Supreme Court

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The federal government is appealing a lower court ruling that overturned Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's death sentence.

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Supreme Court pushes government after it sought to block testimony in torture case

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Both liberal and conservative Supreme Court justices pressed the U.S. government's lawyer about why a detainee at Guantanamo Bay couldn't testify about his own torture at the hands of the CIA.

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Supreme Court justices push government on allowing Guantanamo inmate to testify

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

But a majority of the court appeared inclined to defer to the government's position that the release of information on Abu Zubaydah's treatment would hurt national security.

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The Supreme Court considers whether the CIA's black sites are state secrets

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

The case's central issue concerns whether a Guantánamo Bay detainee who has never been charged with a crime can subpoena testimony from the CIA contractors who supervised his torture.

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The Supreme Court has begun its new term

Monday, October 04, 2021

Monday was the first day of the Supreme Court's new term. It was the first time in more than a year that almost all the justices were at the court.

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The Supreme Court's conservatives cook up a stew of abortion, guns, religion and more

Monday, October 04, 2021

If some of the justices greet the new term with great anticipation for a new conservative legal era, others likely are facing the term with dread.

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