Nina Totenberg http://tristatesradio.com en Supreme Court Gives Police New Power To Rely On Anonymous Tips http://tristatesradio.com/post/court-gives-police-new-power-rely-anonymous-tips The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police can stop and search a driver based solely on an anonymous 911 tip.<p>The 5-4 decision split the court's two most conservative justices, with Justice Clarence Thomas writing for the majority and Justice Antonin Scalia penning the dissent.<p>In August 2008, an anonymous 911 caller in California phoned in a report that a pickup truck had run her off the road. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:35:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg & Katie Barlow 51978 at http://tristatesradio.com High Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban http://tristatesradio.com/post/high-court-upholds-michigans-affirmative-action-ban The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a Michigan ban on affirmative action in higher education. The 6-to-2 decision is likely to set the stage for further battles over affirmative action in the political arena, as well as the courts.<p>In 2006, Michigan voters, by a margin of 58 percent to 42 percent, passed a referendum to amend the state Constitution and ban any consideration of race in college and university admissions. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 51965 at http://tristatesradio.com High Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban Supreme Court Case Could Change How You Watch TV http://tristatesradio.com/post/startup-fights-tv-networks-copyright-case-supreme-court Bruce Springsteen may have been ahead of his times with his song "57 Channels (And Nothin' On)," released in 1992. These days there are hundreds of channels, and whether you like it or not, you get most of them in your basic cable package. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:51:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 51928 at http://tristatesradio.com Supreme Court Case Could Change How You Watch TV Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge To Ohio Ban On Campaign Lies http://tristatesradio.com/post/supreme-court-will-hear-challenge-ohio-ban-campaign-lies The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday testing whether states can make it a crime to lie about candidates during an election campaign.<p>At issue is an Ohio law that imposes potential jail time or a fine for the first offense, and possibly loss of the right to vote for anyone convicted twice. The case before the court, however, involves not a person, but an organization.<p>During the 2010 midterm elections, the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List wanted to put up a billboard ad targeting then-Rep. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:16:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 51923 at http://tristatesradio.com Group Goes Online To Find Affirmative Action Plaintiffs http://tristatesradio.com/post/group-goes-online-find-affirmative-action-plaintiffs A group opposed to affirmative action in higher education is taking the unprecedented step of looking for plaintiffs online.<p>The Project on Fair Representation is advertising for college applicants willing to challenge Harvard University, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison.<p>When the Supreme Court issued a ruling last spring that made affirmative action programs more legally difficult to sustain, project director Edward Blum promised that more "costly and polarizing litigation" would soon be filed against university affirmative action pro Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:32:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 51147 at http://tristatesradio.com