Wisconsin governor Scott Walker   speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on Thursday. Walker’s  bitter fight against trade unions has cast him on to the national stage. Photograph: Jabin Botsford/The New York Times

(...) 1977 Supreme Court law saying that such fees are lawful. “It is politically profitable now to stand up(...)

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(...) construed with undeviating literalness.” Similarly, in Tormey v Ireland (1985), the Supreme Court held that(...)

Winston “Winkie” Rea was among dozens of loyalists and republicans who provided testimonies to Boston College researchers compiling an oral history of the Northern Ireland conflict.

(...) disclosed pending the outcome of a planned Supreme Court challenge to their decision.The tapes will remain(...)

George Boole: had a fragile constitution, and Ireland’s damp climate didn’t help it

(...).Indeed, I won’t be surprised if George Boole is yet cited in evidence at a Supreme Court hearing on the(...)

Ann Louise Gilligan and  Katherine Zappone: Their case  failed because the High Court ruled in December 2006 that the traditional definition of marriage was confined to opposite-sex couples. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

(...)’ time, the US supreme court will rule on the issue, following more than 60 judgments across American(...)

The three-judge Supreme Court has made a number of general recommendations concerning the presentation of division of assets in complex contested marital proceedings so as to avoid those resources being reduced through costs in various legal challenges. File photograph: Collins

(...),000, following a Supreme Court decision on a long-running dispute over calculation of the division of their(...)

An agreement has been reached between communications consultant Monica Leech and Independent Newspapers concerning the legal costs of two libel actions, the Supreme Court has heard. Photograph: Collins Court

Newspapers concerning the legal costs of two libel actions, the Supreme Court has heard.The first relates to(...)

Independent midwife Philomena Canning (centre) has been reinstated by the Health Service Executive to assist in home births. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

(...) she did not accept the standard of care she provided fell below the required levels.A Supreme Court(...)

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(...) several examples of where this approach was not followed by the Supreme Court, the most notable of which(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: ‘proposing something of a halfway house’ for legislation on assisted human reproduction. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

(...) commissioning couple. The Supreme Court last year took a different view, and said it should rest with the birth(...)