Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott said questions of marriage were the preserve of the federal government but it was for the supporters of same-sex marriage to bring the matter before parliament. Photograph: Mark Graham/Bloomberg

(...) party has not allowed a conscience vote on the issue in the past.In December 2013, the high court struck(...)

Crimes are sometimes committed by  people out on bail for other offences. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

A recent judgment of the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns in Lorcan Roche(...)

Switzerland’s Roger Federer appeals to security at Roland Garos after a spectator tries to take a selfie on court after his win. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

(...), thankfully, with nothing more threatening than a mobile phone camera, invaded Court Philippe Chatrier to have(...)

David Norris with Katherine Zappone, and Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD in the court yard at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 1:04

(...) criminality, challenging the criminal law, losing in the High Court and Supreme Courts, finally winning out by(...)

(...) v Bank of Ireland [2015]IEHC 288 (High Court, Hedigan J, May 8th, 2015) High Court grants order(...)

The highest turnout in any referendum was for the 1972 question on joining the EEC, when 70.88 per cent of the electorate cast their ballot

(...) establishment of a Court of Civil Appeal on the same day.The referendum on children’s rights had an even lower(...)

Roger Federer was unhappy despite his win in the opneing round of the French Open. Photo: Ettienne Laurent/PA

(...), thankfully, with nothing more threatening than a mobile phone camera, invaded Court Philippe Chatrier to have(...)

Senators Katherine Zappone and David Norris: the latter was told in the Supreme Court in 1983 that homosexuality was “morally wrong, and has been so regarded by mankind throughout the centuries. It cannot be said of it . . . that no harm is done if it is conducted in private by consenting males. Very serious harm may in fact be involved.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Dublin, took his place in the public gallery of the Supreme Court in Dublin. He hoped it would be the(...)

People march in to the Cuddell Recreation Center where Tamir Rice was killed, in protest to Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo being acquitted of manslaughter charges after he shot two people in 2012. Photograph: Ricky Rhodes/Getty Images.

(...) black man and woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012, one in a series of cases that have raised(...)

(...) baby’s recent death — that helps explain her urgent need to assert herself in this blasted court(...)