Nina Totenberg

NPR legal correspondent

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

High Court Sides With Government On Spousal Visa Denial

Monday, June 15, 2015

The justices divided 5-to-4, concluding that a consular officer's citation of unspecified "terrorist activities" was enough to justify barring a spouse without further explanation.

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U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Texas Abortion Restrictions

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

A U.S. appeals court upheld sweeping abortion restrictions in Texas on Tuesday, putting many of the state's clinics at risk of closure.

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High Court Sides With White House On Jerusalem Passport Dispute

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Supporters of Israel were critical of Monday's Supreme Court ruling that struck down a law allowing U.S. citizens to list Israel as their birthplace if they were born in Jerusalem.

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Court Sides With President Over Congress In 'Jerusalem' Passport Dispute

Monday, June 08, 2015

In a 6-3 decision, the high court sided with the White House over Congress on the thorny foreign policy issue.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Jerusalem Passport Law

Monday, June 08, 2015

The Supreme Court has struck down a law that allowed American citizens born in Jerusalem to list Israel as their country of birth on passports or other documents.

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Religious Groups, Businesses Review Supreme Court's Headscarf Ruling

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that retailer Abercrombie & Fitch violated the nation's ban on religious discrimination when it refused to hire a Muslim teenager who wore a headscarf known as a hijab.

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Threatened Online? Supreme Court Says Prosecutors Must Prove Intent

Monday, June 01, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court made it harder Monday to prosecute people for making threats on social media.

The case was brought by Anthony Elonis, who was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for threatening his estranged wife and an FBI agent.

After his wife got a court order barring ...

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Justices: Retailer Can't Refuse To Hire Someone Because She Wears Hijab

Monday, June 01, 2015

Samantha Elauf wore a headscarf to a job interview at an Abercrombie & Fitch store and was denied a position because of it. On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that that was clearly wrong.

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Ruling: Judicial Candidates Can't Personally Solicit Campaign Funds

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Supreme Court upheld a Florida ban on elected judicial candidates personally soliciting campaign contributions. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court's four liberal justices.

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It's Sotomayor V. Roberts In Supreme Court Death Penalty Drama

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Justice Sonia Sotomayor and lawyers arguing in favor of Oklahoma's lethal-injection cocktail got into a clash so pronounced that Chief Justice John Roberts chastised Sotomayor for talking too much.

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High Court Hears Challenge To 4 States' Gay-Marriage Ban

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

On Tuesday, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court sparred, skewered and probed the legal arguments on gay marriage. But at the end of a tumultuous day, there still was no certainty about the outcome.

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After Botched Executions, Supreme Court Weighs Lethal Drug Cocktail

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Manufacturers have refused to provide one of three drugs used for lethal injection, so Oklahoma switched to another drug. But critics say midazolam doesn't work well to render prisoners unconscious.

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Justices Deeply Divided Over Same-Sex-Marriage Arguments

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Justice Kennedy, seen as the determinative vote in the same-sex-marriage cases before the Supreme Court, was very tough on gay-marriage advocates.

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Record Number Of Amicus Briefs Filed In Same-Sex-Marriage Cases

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

This week's same-sex-marriage cases at the Supreme Court brought in a record number of friend-of-the-court briefs — 148 of them, according to the court, beating the previous record of 136 in the 2013 Obamacare case.

These briefs, known formally by their Latin name, amicus briefs, are filed by groups, individuals, ...

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Legal Battle Over Gay Marriage Hits The Supreme Court Tuesday

Monday, April 27, 2015

People have been lining up for days hoping they will be among the lucky ones to get a seat for Tuesday's historic arguments. At issue: whether states can ban, and refuse to recognize, gay marriage.

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Same-Sex Marriage, In The Justices' Words

Monday, April 27, 2015

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the question of same-sex marriage. In the meantime, we know a good deal about the justices' views already.

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Supreme Court: Police May Not Detain Traffic Violators Longer Than Necessary

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police may not detain a traffic violator longer than needed so as to allow police time to conduct a dog sniff for drugs.

Just after midnight on March 27, 2012, Dennys Rodriguez was spotted on a Nebraska highway veering slowly onto the shoulder ...

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Meet The 'Accidental Activists' Of The Supreme Court's Same-Sex-Marriage Case

Monday, April 20, 2015

The legal battle over same-sex marriage hits the Supreme Court next week. It's an extraordinarily high-stakes clash, but the men and women at the center of it see themselves as incredibly ordinary.

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After Nazi Plunder, A Quest To Bring Home The 'Woman In Gold'

Thursday, April 02, 2015

A new movie tells the true story of Maria Altmann, who fought her way to the U.S. Supreme Court to force the Austrian government to return a painting of her aunt.

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Supreme Court Deals Medicaid Blow To Doctors And Health Companies

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that private Medicaid providers cannot sue to force states to raise reimbursement rates in the face of rising medical costs. The 5-to-4 decision is a blow to many doctors and health care companies and their complaint that state Medicaid reimbursement rates are so low ...

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