Nina Totenberg: From the fallopian jungle to the Supreme Court Press Corps
Recently, Nina Totenberg, NPR’s award winning legal affairs correspondent, was the keynote speaker at the Twin Cities Cardozo Society Annual Dinner celebrating the legal community. She stopped by the Thomson Reuters Eagan campus to give a packed house of employees an inside look into the Supreme Court.
We sat down with Totenberg and asked about the early days of her career in the “fallopian jungle,” as well as the most memorable cases she has covered including Cohen v. California, 403 U.S. 15, 91 S. Ct. 1780, 29 L. Ed. 2d 284 (1971) and Reed v. Reed, 404 U.S. 71, 92 S. Ct. 251, 30 L. Ed. 2d 225 (1971).
Totenberg was one of the first women to cover the Supreme Court for a news organization, and today is the dean of the Supreme Court Press Corps, and the voice of clarity to the general populace who asks, “what did those Justices say?”
She reports regularly on NPR’s critically acclaimed news magazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. Totenberg is also a frequent contributor to major newspapers and periodicals including The New York Times Magazine and Harvard Law Review.
Related links: Nina Totenberg’s Nov. 17, 2014 Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything)