Last night I attended an annual lecture at Arizona State University that is held in honor of John P Frank (1917-2002) a very well know leader in the Arizona legal community. This year’s speaker was Nina Totenberg, pictured above. Ms. Totenberg’s name will be well known to any of my readers who listen to National Public Radio. She is the legal affairs correspondent for NPR and has spent the majority of her career reporting on the Supreme Court. The evening was titled “a conversation with Nina Totenberg” and that is exactly what it was, an entertaining conversation about what it is like to report on our nation’s highest court.
This last December, I was fortunate to witness oral arguments in front of the Supreme Court, an experience I prize highly. I think that experience added to my enjoyment of Ms. Totenberg’s descriptions and stories about justices and cases past and present.