Nina Totenberg en Former FBI Director Louis Freeh Returns To Surgery Following 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="">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 54432 at Former FBI Director Louis Freeh Returns To Surgery Following Crash Same-Sex Marriages On Hold In Virginia After Supreme Court Weighs In 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 20:10:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 54104 at Same-Sex Marriages On Hold In Virginia After Supreme Court Weighs In Obama's Health Care Law Has A Confusing Day In 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 52389 at Supreme Court Wraps Up 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 51127 at 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 51088 at 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 50943 at Supreme Court Rules On 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 50913 at Federal Court Rules Against Utah's Ban On 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 50876 at Supreme Court Rules On 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 50835 at From Supreme Court, Firm Support For Employee In 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 50517 at 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 50335 at By 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<img src=""/></div><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 50320 at Supreme Court: Inherited IRAs Not Protected From 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 50157 at POM Wonderful Wins A Round In Food Fight With 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 50156 at POM Wonderful Wins A Round In Food Fight With Coca-Cola Supreme Court: At 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 49940 at