Nina Totenberg

NPR legal correspondent

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

A preview of the Supreme Court's new, highly anticipated term

Sunday, October 03, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court starts a new term Monday with a menu of high-profile cases, from abortion to gun rights and religious rights.

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Justice Alito Calls Criticism Of The Shadow Docket 'Silly' And 'Misleading'

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Alito said the term has been adopted by "journalists and some political figures" in order to convey the idea that "something sneaky and dangerous" is going on at the high court.

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The Supreme Court Sets A Date For Arguments In Case That Could Challenge Roe V. Wade

Monday, September 20, 2021

On Dec. 1, the court will hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. The Mississippi case tests whether all state laws that ban pre-viability abortions are unconstitutional.

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Solicitor General Nominee Elizabeth Prelogar May Be Heading For A Speedy Confirmation

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

President Biden's nominee for the solicitor general, who presents the government's position in the Supreme Court, is Elizabeth Prelogar. She's served in the job on an acting basis since January 2021.

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Breyer Warns Against Remaking The Court: 'What Goes Around Comes Around'

Friday, September 10, 2021

"If the Democrats can do it, the Republicans can do it," Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told NPR's Nina Totenberg.

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Justice Breyer Says Supreme Court Upholding Texas Abortion Ban Was 'Very, Very Wrong'

Thursday, September 09, 2021

But the justice was philosophical about the outcome: "I wrote a dissent — and that's the way it works," he said. The decision was part of what court watchers call the "shadow docket."

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Progressives Want Justice Stephen Breyer To Retire. His Response? Not Yet

Thursday, September 09, 2021

In an interview with NPR, the 83-year-old said: "When exactly I should retire, or will retire, has many complex parts to it. I think I'm aware of most of them, and I ... will consider them."

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The Supreme Court Heads Toward Reversing Abortion Rights

Friday, September 03, 2021

The court's most conservative members upheld the Texas law, but almost as important as the result was how the court reached its decision — without full briefing and arguments before any court.

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How The Supreme Court Reached The Decision To Uphold Texas' Law Restricting Abortion

Thursday, September 02, 2021

The Supreme Court's most conservative members upheld a Texas law banning abortions after about six weeks. But the court reached its decision without full briefing and arguments before any court.

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Supreme Court Upholds New Texas Abortion Law, For Now

Thursday, September 02, 2021

The law bans abortions after cardiac activity is detected, usually about six weeks into pregnancy and well before many people even know they are pregnant. The ruling is at odds with court precedents.

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Texas Law That Bans Abortion Before Many Women Know They're Pregnant Takes Effect

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

The law also allows private citizens to sue abortion providers and anyone else who helps a woman obtain an abortion, including those who give a woman a ride to a clinic.

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U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Part Of New York's Ban On Residential Evictions

Thursday, August 12, 2021

The court has agreed to partially lift a ban on evictions for renters in New York state, which was already scheduled to expire at the end of the month.

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Mississippi Is Trying To Get The Supreme Court To Reverse Roe

Friday, July 23, 2021

Abortion-rights defenders promptly seized on the state's brief, noting that until now Mississippi had portrayed its appeal as far more limited.

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The Supreme Court's Term Appeared To Be Cautious. The Numbers Tell A Different Story

Friday, July 09, 2021

According to statistics compiled through NPR number crunching and the SCOTUSblog Stat Pack, the justices swerved to the right, even by the standards of the traditionally conservative Roberts court.

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Here Are 5 Takeaways From the Supreme Court Term

Monday, July 05, 2021

The court's term ranged from compromise to confrontation, with the conservative supermajority holding back until almost the end of the term.

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Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Voting Restrictions, Dealing Blow To Voting Rights

Friday, July 02, 2021

By a vote of 6-to-3 on Thursday the Supreme Court's conservative majority made it far more difficult to challenge voting restrictions throughout the country.

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What The Supreme Court's Arizona Decision Means For The Voting Rights Act

Thursday, July 01, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court largely gutted what remains of the landmark Voting Rights Act, once hailed as one of the most effective civil rights legislation in U.S. history.

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The Supreme Court Throws Out A State Law Requiring Nonprofits To Name Rich Donors

Thursday, July 01, 2021

By a 6-3 vote, the court ruled that California unconstitutionally applied its law requiring nonprofits to file a list of their large donors with the state.

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The Supreme Court Deals A New Blow To Voting Rights, Upholding Arizona Restrictions

Thursday, July 01, 2021

The justices, in a 6-3 opinion, narrowed the only major section of the landmark Voting Rights Act that remains in effect.

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The Supreme Court Leaves The CDC's Moratorium On Evictions In Place

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

By a 5-4 vote, the court left in place the nationwide moratorium on evictions put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The moratorium is set to expire on July 31.

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