Nina Totenberg http://wamc.org en Rare Unanimity In Supreme Court Term, With Plenty Of Fireworks http://wamc.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 94210 at http://wamc.org Rare Unanimity In Supreme Court Term, With Plenty Of Fireworks Supreme Court Deals A Blow To Public Employee Unions http://wamc.org/post/supreme-court-deals-blow-public-employee-unions Public employee unions suffered a major defeat at the U.S. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:27:43 +0000 Nina Totenberg 93836 at http://wamc.org High Court Allows Some Companies To Opt Out Of Contraceptives Mandate http://wamc.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 93825 at http://wamc.org Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Hobby Lobby Victory http://wamc.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 93779 at http://wamc.org High Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic 'Buffer Zone' Law http://wamc.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 93587 at http://wamc.org Takeaways From Supreme Court Rulings On Buffer Zones, Recess Picks http://wamc.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 93554 at http://wamc.org Supreme Court Rules On Obama Appointments, Abortion Protests http://wamc.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 93536 at http://wamc.org High Court Ruling On Search Warrants Is Broader Than Cellphones http://wamc.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 93454 at http://wamc.org Supreme Court Rules On Aereo, Cellphone Searches http://wamc.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 93431 at http://wamc.org EPA Gets A Win From Supreme Court On Global Warming Emissions — Mostly http://wamc.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 93252 at http://wamc.org