Nina Totenberg

NPR legal correspondent

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

Clarence Thomas Speaks: Supreme Court Justice Breaks 10-Year Silence

Monday, February 29, 2016

The Supreme Court on Monday weighed a case involving the death penalty and a judge who took part in a sentencing review despite having played a role in the case earlier as a prosecuto...

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When Should A Judge Recuse Himself? Supreme Court Weighs The Question

Monday, February 29, 2016

Did a state Supreme Court justice violate the U.S. Constitution when he ruled in a death penalty case he'd been involved with as a prosecutor? That's the case before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.

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Funeral Services Held on Saturday For Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Funeral services were held today for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

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Peers, The President And Many Average Americans Pay Respects To Scalia

Friday, February 19, 2016

As the late Supreme Court justice lay in repose on Friday, he was surrounded by his large family and nearly 100 former law clerks, and visited by all, from Obama to the court's blue-collar staff.

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Supreme Court To Say Goodbye To One Of Its Own

Friday, February 19, 2016

Justice Antonin Scalia's body lies in repose on Friday at the Supreme Court where dignitaries — including the president — and the general public will pay their respects.

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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: SCOTUS Edition

Friday, February 19, 2016

With the expertise of seasoned SCOTUS reporters, we've put together a handy guide for the discerning news consumer to make sense of the court, its decisions, and its coverage.

Cameras In The Court (Feat. The Justices)

Friday, February 19, 2016

Supreme Court justices refuse to allow filming in the court during oral arguments and on decision days. We consider the arguments for and against -- and the justices sing a song. 

Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Urges A Successor To Scalia Pronto

Thursday, February 18, 2016

O'Connor told a reporter in Phoenix that Obama should choose the nominee to replace Antonin Scalia, saying the court needs a new justice. GOP leaders called for Obama to defer to the next president.

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Republicans Back Away From Initial Calls To Block Obama Supreme Court Nominee

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The fight over who will nominate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's successor intensified Tuesday after President Obama said he intended to nominate the next justice. But on Wedne...

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Justice Scalia Will Lie In Repose At The Supreme Court On Friday

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The late Justice Antonin Scalia will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Friday. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., according to sources close to the Scalia family.

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Was Known For His Dissents

Monday, February 15, 2016

In his 29 years on the court, Scalia achieved almost a cult following for his acerbic dissents, which in many ways shaped the ongoing legal debate over how courts should interpret the Constitution.

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4 Questions With NPR's Nina Totenberg About Justice Antonin Scalia

Saturday, February 13, 2016

NPR's legal affairs correspondent talks about about Scalia's life, legacy and what's next.

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Antonin Scalia's Legacy

Saturday, February 13, 2016

NPR's Nina Totenberg speaks to the lasting legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia

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Justice Antonin Scalia, Known For Biting Dissents, Dies At 79

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Scalia was perhaps the leading voice of uncompromising conservatism on the Supreme Court. In his 29 years on the court, he achieved almost a cult following for dissents.

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Supreme Court Opens Door To Parole For Juveniles Given Life Sentences

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Monday that convicts serving life for crimes committed while juveniles must be resentenced. For some prisoners, that may mean early release.

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Supreme Court Restores Death Sentences For Kansas Inmates

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Just a week ago, the court reached a very different conclusion, also by an 8-1 vote, ruling Florida's death penalty system is unconstitutional.

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Supreme Court To Review If Obama Immigration Actions Were 'Faithfully Executed'

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The court said Tuesday it would rule by summer on the legality of President Obama's executive action granting temporary legal status to as many as 4.5 million people who entered the U.S. illegally.

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An Employee Mistakenly Steps Into Politics; Can The Government Retaliate?

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Supreme Court will ponder an unusual question Tuesday concerning free speech rights. It started when a police detective picked up a replacement campaign sign for his bedridden mother.

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In Iranian Funds Case, Justices Ponder Extent Of Congressional Influence

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Supreme Court is considering whether legislators can give away Iranian government funds the U.S. controls, providing legal compensation to victims of specific terrorist attacks sponsored by Iran.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Florida's Death Penalty System

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Florida ranks second in the nation in the number of death row inmates, with 390 men and women currently awaiting execution, and the ruling casts doubt on their status.

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