Nina Totenberg http://wmra.org en Former FBI Director Louis Freeh Returns To Surgery Following Crash http://wmra.org/post/former-fbi-director-louis-freeh-recovering-after-car-crash Former FBI Director Louis Freeh was returned to surgery at a New Hampshire hospital on Tuesday, after suffering serious injuries in what police say was a one-car crash Monday, according to the <a href="http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/local/vermont/2014/08/26/louis-freeh-accident-injury-update/14635013/">Burlington Free Press</a>. The newspaper also reports that Freeh is under armed guard.<p>The crash took place in Barnard, Vt., where Freeh owns a house. He was airlifted from the scene to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:49:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 44664 at http://wmra.org Former FBI Director Louis Freeh Returns To Surgery Following Crash Same-Sex Marriages On Hold In Virginia After Supreme Court Weighs In http://wmra.org/post/same-sex-marriages-hold-virginia-after-supreme-court-weighs The U.S. Supreme Court has stepped in to block a federal appeals court ruling that would have allowed gay marriages to begin in Virginia on Thursday.<p>The decision was widely expected and tells little about how the high court will ultimately rule on the issue. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:42:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 44408 at http://wmra.org Same-Sex Marriages On Hold In Virginia After Supreme Court Weighs In The Death Clerk, And Other Details Of Last-Minute Execution Appeals http://wmra.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 43250 at http://wmra.org Conflicting Obamacare Rulings Set Stage For Supreme Court Face-Off http://wmra.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 43164 at http://wmra.org Obama's Health Care Law Has A Confusing Day In Court http://wmra.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 43126 at http://wmra.org Rare Unanimity In Supreme Court Term, With Plenty Of Fireworks http://wmra.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 42370 at http://wmra.org Rare Unanimity In Supreme Court Term, With Plenty Of Fireworks High Court Allows Some Companies To Opt Out Of Contraceptives Mandate http://wmra.org/post/high-court-allows-some-companies-opt-out-contraceptives-mandate For the first time, the U.S. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:38:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 42107 at http://wmra.org Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Hobby Lobby Victory http://wmra.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 42096 at http://wmra.org High Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic 'Buffer Zone' Law http://wmra.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 41978 at http://wmra.org Takeaways From Supreme Court Rulings On Buffer Zones, Recess Picks http://wmra.org/post/2-rulings-high-court-decides-buffer-zones-and-recess-picks The U.S. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 41960 at http://wmra.org