Nina Totenberg http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Hobby Lobby Victory http://news.stlpublicradio.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 37642 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org High Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic 'Buffer Zone' Law http://news.stlpublicradio.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 37577 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Supreme Court Rules On Obama Appointments, Abortion Protests http://news.stlpublicradio.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 37547 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Supreme Court Rules On Aereo, Cellphone Searches http://news.stlpublicradio.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 37506 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org From Supreme Court, Firm Support For Employee In Retaliation Case http://news.stlpublicradio.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 37350 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Supreme Court Rules Against Gun 'Straw Purchases' http://news.stlpublicradio.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 37260 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org By Slim Margin, Supreme Court Preserves Key Gun Control Law http://news.stlpublicradio.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 37247 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org POM Wonderful Wins A Round In Food Fight With Coca-Cola http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pom-wonderful-wins-round-food-fight-coca-cola A food fight at the U.S. Supreme Court ended in a unanimous decision on Thursday.<p>The justices ruled that POM Wonderful can go forward with a lawsuit alleging Coca-Cola Co. tricked consumers and stole business from POM with false and misleading juice labels.<p>The case centers on a product aimed at health-conscious consumers: pomegranate-blueberry juice.<p>One version is made by POM Wonderful, a grower of pomegranates; the other, produced by Coca-Cola's Minute Maid division, says in large print that it is pomegranate-blueberry juice, too. The Coca-Cola product is almost five times cheaper. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 22:50:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 36953 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org POM Wonderful Wins A Round In Food Fight With Coca-Cola Supreme Court: At 21, Some Children Must Start Visa Process Over http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-21-some-children-must-start-visa-process-over A fractured U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that when parents wait years to win legal entry into the United States, their children may have to go to the back of the line when they turn 21. The court's decision came on a 5-to-4 vote, with the majority split into two camps.<p>Under the Immigration Act, citizens and lawful permanent residents may sponsor family members petitions' for visas and green cards. In most cases, those immigrating with a minor child stand in line with their children. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:43:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 36842 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Supreme Court Considers Limits On Warrantless Cellphone Searches http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-considers-where-lines-drawn-cell-phone-searches In a case that reaches into almost every American's pocket or purse, the U.S. Supreme Court struggled Tuesday to adapt modern technology to traditional legal rules. At issue was whether police can search cellphones without obtaining a warrant at the time of an arrest.<p>The courts have long allowed police to search people without a warrant when making an arrest. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:03:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 35696 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org