Nina Totenberg

NPR legal correspondent

Nina Totenberg appears in the following:

Supreme Court Ruling Could Reshape The Face Of College Athletics

Monday, June 21, 2021

Faced with the prospect of reshaping college athletics, the U.S. Supreme Court issued potentially transformative ruling Monday in a case that pitted college athletes against the NCAA.

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The Supreme Court Sides With NCAA Athletes In A Narrow Ruling

Monday, June 21, 2021

The court ruled that NCAA rules are not reasonably necessary to distinguish between college and professional sports. Still, the ruling could be potentially transformative.

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Supreme Court Rules Catholic Group Doesn't Have To Consider LGBTQ Foster Parents

Thursday, June 17, 2021

The decision marks a triumph for a new brand of conservatism on the court, which is putting the Constitution's guarantee to the free exercise of religion at the highest level of protection.

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Obamacare Wins For The 3rd Time At The Supreme Court

Thursday, June 17, 2021

The 7-2 decision threw out the challenge to the law, saying Texas and other objecting GOP-dominated states were not required to pay anything under the mandate provision and thus lacked standing.

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Race, Drugs And Sentencing At the Supreme Court

Monday, June 14, 2021

The court ruled that some crack cocaine offenders sentenced to harsh prison terms more than a decade ago cannot get their sentences reduced under a federal law designed to do just that.

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Supreme Court Turns Away Challenge To The Rule That Only Men Register For The Draft

Monday, June 07, 2021

The justices noted that Congress is actively considering the question of including women in selective service registration and that women have been able to serve in combat roles for years.

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Officer Who Sold Police Computer Data Gets A Pass From The Supreme Court

Thursday, June 03, 2021

The court reversed the conviction of a sergeant who used his police car computer to access and then sell a license plate number in exchange for $5,000.

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An Inmate Who Sought Execution By Firing Squad Loses Supreme Court Appeal

Monday, May 24, 2021

The death row inmate, who had brain surgery, claims that death by lethal injection would cause severe and painful seizures. The court refused to hear his plea over dissent from the liberal justices.

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U.S. Supreme Court To Review Mississippi Abortion Law

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The high court has agreed to consider a major rollback of abortion rights. The test case comes from Mississippi, where state law bans most abortions after 15 weeks.

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Supreme Court Restricts Police Authority To Enter A Home Without A Warrant

Monday, May 17, 2021

At the center of the case was a man whose guns were confiscated from his home. Justice Clarence Thomas noted the recognition that officers perform many civic tasks but they're not open-ended.

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In Challenge To Roe, Supreme Court To Review Mississippi Abortion Law

Monday, May 17, 2021

The state law bans most abortions after 15 weeks. The lower courts blocked its enforcement, finding it in conflict with Roe v. Wade and subsequent abortion decisions.

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Supreme Court Wraps Up Term

Saturday, May 08, 2021

The Supreme Court has concluded oral arguments for this year's term, which featured remote sessions and a new justice.

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'Frightened To Death': Cheerleader Speech Case Gives Supreme Court Pause

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

At issue is whether schools may punish students for speech that occurs online and off-campus but may affect school order. The case is the biggest test of student speech rights since 1969.

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Snapchat Post Takes Teen Off Cheerleading Squad — And To The Supreme Court

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a First Amendment case that involved a teenager suspended from her cheerleading squad for using profanities on Snapchat.

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At Supreme Court, Mean Girls Meet 1st Amendment

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

At issue is whether schools can punish students for off-campus speech. At the center of the case is a teenager suspended from her cheerleading team after using a vulgarity on Snapchat.

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High Court To Hear 1st Major Gun Rights Case In More Than A Decade

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments next term in a major gun rights case. It will be the first time it has waded into the issue in more than 10 years.

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The U.S. Supreme Court Seems Headed For A Major Decision On Gun Rights

Monday, April 26, 2021

The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case involving the anonymity of big-money donors to nonprofits. The justices also agreed to hear a major gun-rights case next term.

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Supreme Court To Take Up 1st Major Gun Rights Case In More Than A Decade

Monday, April 26, 2021

At issue is how much the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to carry concealed weapons outside their home for self-defense. The case will likely be argued in the fall.

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Supreme Court Eyes Rich Activists, Their Anonymous Donations And Tax Breaks

Monday, April 26, 2021

At issue is a California law that requires tax-exempt charities to file with the state a list of their large donors — a copy, in fact, of the list they file annually with the IRS.

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Supreme Court Rejects Restrictions On Life Without Parole For Juveniles

Thursday, April 22, 2021

The court's conservatives said that a judge need not make a finding of "permanent incorrigibility" before sentencing a juvenile offender to life without parole.

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