Nina Totenberg

NPR legal correspondent

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Obama Administration Emissions Rules Face Supreme Court Test

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The rules are aimed at limiting the amount of hazardous pollutants coming from coal- and oil-fired utility plants. They're being challenged by industry groups and more than 20 states.

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Justices Debate Place Of Offensive Language On License Plates

Monday, March 23, 2015

On Monday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether to allow Texas to refuse a personalized license plate design featuring the Confederate flag.

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Is A Confederate Flag License Plate Free Speech?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Texas issues specialty license plates at the behest of private groups or individuals. At issue before the Supreme Court Monday is whether the state can reject messages that are offensive to some.

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Meet The Attorney Defending Confederate Flag License Plates

Monday, March 23, 2015

Supreme Court advocates do not always play to type. To wit, R. James George Jr., arguing Monday for specialty license plates featuring the Confederate flag.

Not what you might expect from a man who started his legal career as a law clerk for Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to ...

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#NPRreads: From Supreme Court Justice To The Notorious R.B.G.

Friday, March 20, 2015

#NPRreads is a new feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer ...

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Justice Ginsburg Turns Her Pen To Exodus' 'Women Of Action'

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, famous for her legal pen, has now written a short essay for a different occasion: Passover.

The essay highlights the key roles played by five women in the Exodus story: Moses' mother and sister; the midwives who defied Pharaoh's decree to kill ...

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Supreme Court Sends Birth Control Case Back To Appeals Court

Monday, March 09, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered a federal appeals court to take a second look at the University of Notre Dame's challenge to the birth control mandate in Obamacare, and the rules for opting out of the required coverage.

The law allows religious charities and educational institutions to opt out ...

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Justices Roberts And Kennedy Hold Key Votes In Health Law Case

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

No telling yet which side will win. But did Justice Kennedy's mixed signals Wednesday hint that he was leaning toward the administration's view of federal subsidies for health insurance?

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Round 2: Health Care Law Faces The Supreme Court Again

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

In King v. Burwell, Obamacare's opponents are challenging the ACA again, this time contending that a section of the law doesn't authorize subsidies to make mandated insurance affordable in 34 states.

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Should Hotel Owners Be Forced To Hand Over Guest Records To Police?

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Hypotheticals about hunting lodges and Motel 6 saved the oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday from being strangled by legal weeds.

At issue was a Los Angeles ordinance that requires hotel and motel owners to record various pieces of information about their guests — drivers license, credit card ...

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Supreme Court Seems Divided Over Independent Redistricting Commissions

Monday, March 02, 2015

Arizona voters approved a bipartisan commission to draw lines between congressional districts. Now the Supreme Court has been asked to put the legislators back in charge.

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Supreme Court To Weigh Power Of Redistricting Commissions

Monday, March 02, 2015

Although the court has viewed gerrymandering of legislative districts as a practice that deprives citizens of fair representation, it's also thrown up its hands when it comes to policing the practice.

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Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Fisherman In Missing Fish Case

Thursday, February 26, 2015

What's a tangible object? That question was at the crux of a case about whether a law aimed at preventing document shredding could be applied to other objects — including fish.

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Dentists Have No Right To Limit Who Can Whiten Your Teeth, Justices Say

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the North Carolina dental board does not have the authority to regulate teeth-whitening services. By a 6-to-3 vote, the court said that the state board, composed mainly of dentists, violated the nation's antitrust laws by regulating the activity of competitors.

Teeth whitening at ...

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High Court Leans Toward Religious Protection In Headscarf Case

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Did Abercrombie & Fitch violate a prohibition against religious discrimination by not hiring a woman who wears a hijab? The company contends it just has a neutral policy against wearing caps.

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At Supreme Court, Fashion Collides With Religion In Headscarf Case

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

On one side of the case is the retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, and on the other, a 17-year-old job applicant who was highly rated for hiring but then rejected because she wore a Muslim headscarf.

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Supreme Court Considers Visa Case For Foreign Spouses

Monday, February 23, 2015

Do Americans' constitutional rights include the right to a visa for a non-citizen spouse? The Supreme Court heard arguments on that issue Monday and appears to be headed for another close vote.

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Justice Ginsberg Admits To Being Tipsy During State Of The Union Nap

Friday, February 13, 2015

Why was Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg dozing at the State of the Union this year? "I wasn't 100 percent sober," Ginsberg admitted during at a forum at George Washington University.

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Supreme Court Won't Stop Gay Marriages In Alabama

Monday, February 09, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to step in and stop gay marriages from taking place in Alabama. The move sent the strongest signal to date that the justices are on the verge of legalizing gay marriage nationwide. Within hours of the high court ruling, same-sex marriages began ...

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Supreme Court Refuses To Let Alabama Bar Same-Sex Marriages

Monday, February 09, 2015

On Monday the Supreme Court refused to allow Alabama to bar same-sex unions while awaiting a national ruling on the issue by the high court this summer.

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