Nina Totenberg

NPR legal correspondent

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Notorious RBG: The Supreme Court Justice Turned Cultural Icon

Monday, October 26, 2015

Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a cultural icon about the time she turned 80 and became known as "Notorious RBG" — a most unusual identity for a member of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Resentencing For Juvenile Lifers

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Three years ago, the court struck down mandatory life sentences in cases involving juvenile defendants. Should that ruling be applied retroactively to those sentenced to life long ago?

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Supreme Court To Consider Resentencing For Juvenile Lifers

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a case that could determine the fate of more than 2,000 convicted juvenile murderers.

In 2012, the high court struck down as unconstitutional state laws that mandated an automatic sentence of life without any possibility of parole in these cases. The question ...

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Will Supreme Court Allow Juvenile Life Sentence Ruling To Be Retroactive?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

In 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court limited life sentences without parole for juveniles who commit murder. On Tuesday the panel will hear arguments on whether the ruling should apply retroactively.

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Cameras In The Court (feat. The Justices)

Friday, October 09, 2015

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. 

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: SCOTUS Edition

Friday, October 09, 2015

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.

Death Penalty Back At The Supreme Court In New Term

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The Supreme Court heard its first death penalty case of the new term Wednesday. There seems to be a certain detente on the court but more death cases loom on the horizon.

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Supreme Court To Lawyers: Hold Your Own Place In Line

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Rich lobbyists, lawyers and contractors will no longer be able to pay someone to hold a place in line to get a much-in-demand seat at a Supreme Court argument or a congressional hearing.

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Supreme Court Faces Controversial Docket As New Term Opens

Monday, October 05, 2015

The Supreme Court returned for its new year Monday with its traditional first Monday ceremony and a new docket of high profile controversies to address.

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The Supreme Court's New Term: Here's What To Watch

Monday, October 05, 2015

The Supreme Court returns Monday for its new session, with cases pending that could limit access to abortion, restrict unionizing among public employees and alter voter participation.

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Law Beyond Our Borders: Justice Breyer Is On A Mission

Monday, September 14, 2015

In his new book, Stephen Breyer details cases involving the interdependence of law in the U.S. and other countries. No branch of government can avoid dealing with global issues any more, he said.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg And Sandra Day O'Connor, 'Sisters In Law'

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

A new book explains that the women were not personal friends, but they were strong allies on the Supreme Court bench, especially in the legal fight for women's equality.

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Coda To A Cold Case: The Mystery Of The Stolen Stradivarius, Resolved

Thursday, August 06, 2015

A Stradivarius violin, which was stolen and hidden for 35 years, has now been found. It belonged to the late virtuoso Roman Totenberg — the father of NPR's Nina Totenberg. Nina tells the story.

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A Rarity Reclaimed: Stolen Stradivarius Recovered After 35 Years

Thursday, August 06, 2015

For decades, virtuoso violinist Roman Totenberg played his prized Stradivarius around the world. Then one day in 1980 it was snatched. Gone. But in June, the FBI called his daughter with news.

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How To Hack Béarnaise, A Mother Of A French Sauce

Sunday, July 12, 2015

This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of Weekend Edition's Do Try This At Home series, chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips — taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and tweaking them to work in any home kitchen.

This week: A stress-free way ...

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Judicial Differences Take Center Stage In 'Scalia V. Ginsburg'

Friday, July 10, 2015

The opera Scalia/Ginsburg debuts this weekend at the Castleton Festival in Virginia. The story originally aired on July 10, 2013 on All Things Considered.

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Ginsburg: Liberal Justices Make A Point To Speak With One Voice

Friday, July 10, 2015

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Thursday provided an unusual peek behind the scenes at how the court did its work this term.

It's true, she said, that the liberal justices tried to be disciplined about having their majority opinions, and even their dissents, speak with one voice in ...

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Liberal Minority Won Over Conservatives In Historic Supreme Court Term

Monday, July 06, 2015

The latest session made history on several fronts, and accepted cases for next year that will likely make still more. This year the liberals won a lot — but that doesn't mean they will in the future.

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Supreme Court Concludes Term With Death Penalty Ruling, Looks Ahead

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The court wrapped up on Monday, supporting the use of a controversial drug for executions by lethal injection. The justices also set up cases to be heard next term on affirmative action and abortion.

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Lethal Injection Ruling Draws Out Justices' Passionate Opinions

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Supreme Court allowed the use of a controversial drug for lethal injection. Justice Sonia Sotomayor's dissent called the requirement of proof of a more humane method "patently absurd."

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