Nina Totenberg http://publicradioeast.org en When Did Companies Become People? Excavating The Legal Evolution http://publicradioeast.org/post/when-did-companies-become-people-excavating-legal-evolution Are corporations people? The U.S. Supreme Court says they are, at least for some purposes. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 47416 at http://publicradioeast.org When Did Companies Become People? Excavating The Legal Evolution The Death Clerk, And Other Details Of Last-Minute Execution Appeals http://publicradioeast.org/post/death-clerk-and-other-details-last-minute-execution-appeals <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+Death+Clerk%2C+And+Other+Details+Of+Last-Minute+Execution+Appeals&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3OTgyNDI4MDEzMTM0MjQzMTZlNDI0Mg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Arizona's execution is the third botched or problematic execution this year. And it poses lots of legal questions. So we have NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg now to answer them. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 47201 at http://publicradioeast.org Conflicting Obamacare Rulings Set Stage For Supreme Court Face-Off http://publicradioeast.org/post/conflicting-obamacare-rulings-set-stage-supreme-court-face <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Conflicting+Obamacare+Rulings+Set+Stage+For+Supreme+Court+Face-Off&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNDY5ODMwMDEyMjg3NjMzMTE1ZjE2MA001)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:10:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 47048 at http://publicradioeast.org Obama's Health Care Law Has A Confusing Day In Court http://publicradioeast.org/post/obamas-health-care-law-has-confusing-day-court Another wild legal ride for Obamacare on Tuesday: Two U.S. Court of Appeals panels issued conflicting decisions on an issue with the potential to gut the health care overhaul.<p>The two rulings could lead to another U.S. Supreme Court showdown over the controversial law, all because of what one of the law's opponents initially called "a glitch."<p>That glitch has now become a legal spear aimed at the health care exchanges that are the heart of Obamacare. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 47021 at http://publicradioeast.org Rare Unanimity In Supreme Court Term, With Plenty Of Fireworks http://publicradioeast.org/post/rare-unanimity-supreme-court-term-plenty-fireworks The nation greets the coming of July each year with fireworks on the National Mall and, days earlier, explosive decisions at the U.S. Supreme Court.<p>While the Mall fireworks dissipate within moments, the court's decisions will have repercussions for decades. Indeed, no sooner was the ink dry on this term's contraception decision than the court's three female justices accused their male colleagues of reneging.<p>"Those who are bound by our decisions usually believe they can take us at our word," wrote Justice Sonia Sotomayor for herself and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan. Sun, 06 Jul 2014 19:12:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 45704 at http://publicradioeast.org Rare Unanimity In Supreme Court Term, With Plenty Of Fireworks Supreme Court Wraps Up Term Issuing 2 Major Decisions http://publicradioeast.org/post/supreme-court-wraps-term-issuing-2-major-decisions Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm David Greene.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne. The U.S Supreme Court has wrapped up its latest term, issuing two important decisions. One is a setback for the Affordable Care Act and a victory for some for-profit companies.<p>GREENE: The other decision is a major defeat for public employee unions. We'll hear reaction to both decisions in a few minutes. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:21:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 45291 at http://publicradioeast.org Supreme Court Deals A Blow To Public Employee Unions http://publicradioeast.org/post/supreme-court-deals-blow-public-employee-unions Public employee unions suffered a major defeat at the U.S. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 01:09:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 45275 at http://publicradioeast.org High Court Allows Some Companies To Opt Out Of Contraceptives Mandate http://publicradioeast.org/post/high-court-allows-some-companies-opt-out-contraceptives-mandate For the first time, the U.S. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 45265 at http://publicradioeast.org Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Hobby Lobby Victory http://publicradioeast.org/post/supreme-court-ruling-affirms-hobby-lobby-victory Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And a divided Supreme Court delivered another rebuke to the Obama administration today. It came in the most closely watched case of the year, which challenged the requirement that most employers include coverage for birth control in the health insurance they supply to their workers. The craft store chain Hobby Lobby and other companies challenged that requirement, saying they have a religious objection to at least some forms of birth control. In a 5 to 4 decision this morning, the high court sided with the companies. NPR's Nina Totenberg joins us now. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:32:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 45234 at http://publicradioeast.org High Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic 'Buffer Zone' Law http://publicradioeast.org/post/high-court-strikes-down-abortion-clinic-buffer-zone-law The Supreme Court eased restrictions on protesters at clinics that perform abortions. The court invalidated a Massachusetts law that created a 35 foot buffer outside abortion clinics in the state. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:10:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 44997 at http://publicradioeast.org Takeaways From Supreme Court Rulings On Buffer Zones, Recess Picks http://publicradioeast.org/post/2-rulings-high-court-decides-buffer-zones-and-recess-picks The U.S. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 44971 at http://publicradioeast.org Supreme Court Rules On Obama Appointments, Abortion Protests http://publicradioeast.org/post/supreme-court-rules-obama-appointments-abortion-protests Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>The Supreme Court has issued rulings in two controversial cases. The court invalidated several appointments President Obama made while the Senate was in recess, or appeared to be, anyway. And the court also limited the power of a state to define buffer zones around abortion clinics. A lot to talk about here, let's dive right in with NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:19:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 44942 at http://publicradioeast.org Federal Court Rules Against Utah's Ban On Gay Marriage http://publicradioeast.org/post/federal-court-rules-against-utahs-ban-gay-marriage Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning from member station WLRN in Miami. I'm David Greene.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep. As soon as next year, the United States Supreme Court could be asked to rule on gay marriage. The court could review a ruling by a federal appeals court. That court struck down Utah's ban on gay marriage. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:08:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 44890 at http://publicradioeast.org High Court Ruling On Search Warrants Is Broader Than Cellphones http://publicradioeast.org/post/landmark-case-high-court-issues-limits-cellphone-searches Bold. Landmark. Sweeping. Those were the words experts on all sides used Wednesday to describe the U.S. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 44855 at http://publicradioeast.org Supreme Court Rules On Aereo, Cellphone Searches http://publicradioeast.org/post/supreme-court-rules-aereo-cellphone-searches Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The Supreme Court today handed down milestone rulings in two cases involving modern technology and the ways it has changed our lives. In one decision, the court ruled that the police may not search a person's cellphone or other mobile device without first obtaining a warrant, even if they're in the process of arresting that person. The court also ruled against the technology innovator Aereo. A streaming service, Aereo provided customers with TV programs through miniature antennae without the permission of the broadcasters who produced the programs. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:48:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 44827 at http://publicradioeast.org EPA Gets A Win From Supreme Court On Global Warming Emissions — Mostly http://publicradioeast.org/post/supreme-court-epa-gets-win-conditions-attached The U.S. Supreme Court gave the Environmental Protection Agency the green light to regulate greenhouse gases that are emitted from new and modified utility plants and factories on Monday.<p>Greenhouse gases are blamed for global warming, and the court's 7-2 decision gave the EPA most of what it wanted. But in a separate 5-4 vote, the justices rejected the agency's broad assertion of regulatory power under one section of the Clean Air Act.<p>You might call the outcome in this case the 83-percent solution. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 44673 at http://publicradioeast.org From Supreme Court, Firm Support For Employee In Retaliation Case http://publicradioeast.org/post/supreme-court-firm-support-employee-retaliation-case The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that public employees cannot be fired in retaliation for testifying truthfully on matters of public corruption or public concern. The unanimous decision came in the case of Edward Lane, who was fired after he testified that an Alabama state legislator was a no-show employee being paid by the taxpayers for no work.<p>Lane managed a program for at-risk juvenile offenders that was run out of Central Alabama Community College. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:12:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 44390 at http://publicradioeast.org Supreme Court Rules Against Gun 'Straw Purchases' http://publicradioeast.org/post/supreme-court-rules-against-gun-straw-purchases The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a major victory to gun control advocates on Monday. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:04:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 44129 at http://publicradioeast.org By Slim Margin, Supreme Court Preserves Key Gun Control Law http://publicradioeast.org/post/slim-margin-supreme-court-preserves-key-gun-control-law In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law may prohibit someone from buying a gun for another person — whether or not the other person is legally allowed to purchase a gun. The narrow decision maintains the status quo on "straw" purchases of guns. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=By+Slim+Margin%2C+Supreme+Court+Preserves+Key+Gun+Control+Law&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3ODg0ODc2MDEzMTE4NzIxMjhiYTVmNQ004)"/></div><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 44105 at http://publicradioeast.org Supreme Court: Inherited IRAs Not Protected From Bankruptcy http://publicradioeast.org/post/supreme-court-inhertied-iras-not-protected-bankruptcy The Supreme Court has ruled that individual retirement accounts (IRAs) that Americans inherit are not protected in bankruptcy proceedings.<p>When Heidi Heffron-Clark declared bankruptcy in October 2010, she and her husband claimed the IRA she inherited from her mother — then worth $300,000 — qualified as "retirement funds," meaning the couple could not be required to use it to pay debts they owed creditors.<p>But an inherited IRA differs in big ways from the type of IRA someone builds over the course of a working lifetime.<p>Heffron-Clark, now 35, never contributed to the IRA; she had already Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:57:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg & Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza 43831 at http://publicradioeast.org