Nina Totenberg http://wmuk.org en Lawrence Walsh, Who Investigated Iran-Contra Scandal, Dies At 102 http://wmuk.org/post/lawrence-walsh-who-investigated-iran-contra-scandal-dies-102 Lawrence Walsh, the special prosecutor who investigated charges of wrongdoing and criminality by top Reagan administration officials in the Iran-Contra scandal, has died.<p>He was 102.<p>The Iran-Contra affair merged two secret operations. On President Reagan's orders, his administration provided weapons to rebels opposed to the leftist government in Nicaragua. At the time, Congress had barred the Pentagon and CIA from giving the aid to the so-called Contras. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:43:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 13066 at http://wmuk.org Lawrence Walsh, Who Investigated Iran-Contra Scandal, Dies At 102 A Union For Home Health Aides Brings New Questions To Supreme Court http://wmuk.org/post/illinois-case-brings-new-union-questions-supreme-court The U.S. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:15:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 11841 at http://wmuk.org A Union For Home Health Aides Brings New Questions To Supreme Court Balance Of Power At Stake In High Court Case http://wmuk.org/post/balance-power-stake-high-court-case The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a big constitutional fight over the balance of power between the president and the Senate.<p>At issue is whether the president's power to make temporary appointments during the Senate recess can be curtailed by the use of pro forma Senate sessions during which no business is conducted.<p>During the holidays from mid-December 2011 to Jan. 20, 2012, the Senate did not meet as it usually does. Failing to get the Republican House to grant permission to recess, the Senate formally convened and adjourned multiple times. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 09:56:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 11667 at http://wmuk.org Balance Of Power At Stake In High Court Case A Supreme Court Fight For The Rights Of (Frequent) Fliers http://wmuk.org/post/supreme-court-fight-rights-frequent-fliers Do airline frequent fliers have any legal rights when they get into disputes over their club memberships?<p>That's the question before the U.S. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 08:18:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 10747 at http://wmuk.org A Supreme Court Fight For The Rights Of (Frequent) Fliers Supreme Court Returns To Affirmative Action In Michigan Case http://wmuk.org/post/supreme-court-returns-affirmative-action-michigan-case The U.S. Supreme Court takes up the issue of affirmative action again Tuesday, but this time the question is not whether race may be considered as a factor in college admissions. Instead, this case tests whether voters can ban affirmative action programs through a referendum.<p>In 2003, the <a href="http://www.npr.org/news/specials/michigan/" target="_blank">high court upheld</a> the University of Michigan Law School's affirmative action policy. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 06:48:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 9515 at http://wmuk.org Supreme Court Returns To Affirmative Action In Michigan Case