Law NPR stories on legal issues, court rulings, Supreme Court hearings, new laws and government investigations. Download the NPR Justice Talking podcast and subscribe to the Legal Affairs RSS feed.

Democrats Follow Obama's Lead On Finance Ruling

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/123098957/123098983" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Defense Move Rejected In Abortion Provider's Killing

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/123081515/123082623" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Testimony Ends In California's Gay Marriage Trial

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/123055639/123055573" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Men Accused Of Tampering With Senator's Phone

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/123012603/123012627" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announces a federal ban on texting for commercial truck drivers, Jan. 26. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Cliff Owen/AP

Truck Drivers Banned From Texting While Driving

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/122986165/123012623" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

4 Held In Attempt To Tap Sen. Landrieu's Phone

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/123000573/123000565" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Ruling Gives Boost To California Courtroom Artists

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/122994270/122993720" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Justice O'Connor Criticizes Campaign Finance Ruling

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/122993740/122993719" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Supreme Court decision on corporate spending in political campaigns overturns a 20-year-old ruling. Michael McCloskey hide caption

toggle caption
Michael McCloskey

Supreme Court Left Donor Disclosure Rules Intact

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/122958233/122956783" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Smog shrouds the Los Angeles skyline. New ozone standards from the EPA aim to reduce smog, but may actually increase global warming. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
David McNew/Getty Images

New Anti-Smog Restrictions Could Warm Planet

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/122626662/122937657" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Keeping Abortion Out Of Anti-Abortionist's Trial

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/122919242/122920350" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

This Is 'Your Face On Meth,' Kids

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/122872005/122926702" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A Tough Week To Be A Democrat

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/122893889/122893869" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Opening Statements Made In Abortion Slaying Trial

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/122867540/122867956" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Fate Of Inmates Uncertain As Gitmo Deadline Passes

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/122867516/122867495" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript