Nina Totenberg http://wvxu.org en Obama's Health Care Law Has A Confusing Day In Court http://wvxu.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 29528 at http://wvxu.org Rare Unanimity In Supreme Court Term, With Plenty Of Fireworks http://wvxu.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 28874 at http://wvxu.org Rare Unanimity In Supreme Court Term, With Plenty Of Fireworks Supreme Court Deals A Blow To Public Employee Unions http://wvxu.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 28680 at http://wvxu.org High Court Allows Some Companies To Opt Out Of Contraceptives Mandate http://wvxu.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 28660 at http://wvxu.org Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Hobby Lobby Victory http://wvxu.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 28652 at http://wvxu.org