Mr Drumm is awaiting extradition back to Ireland to face 33 criminal charges, which he intends to contest, relating to transactions carried out at Anglo Irish in 2008 while he ran the bank.

A US court has granted former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm an eight-week extension to outline the grounds for his second bankruptcy ap(...)

Barack Obama speaks on the death of Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia: he  vowed to  nominate a replacement “in due time” while  Donald Trump urged  Republicans to “delay, delay, delay”. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

The death of conservative diehard Antonin Scalia, the long-serving US Supreme Court justice, has shifted the ground under the American presidential ra(...)

 US Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia speaking at the Economics Club of New York earlier this month. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

Conservative US supreme court justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican(...)

Locked out: can a nation state demand data held in another state’s territory, circumventing treaties and agreements?

The fate of emails sitting in a Dublin-based computer server will soon be determined by a US court in a critical case that will shape – and perhaps en(...)

David Drumm  in Boston: on Monday, US District Judge Richard Stearns denied him  bail for the second time, leaving him in the custody  at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility. Photograph: Matthew Healey

Where can David Drumm go from here? The former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive has been at the wrong end of rulings by four American judges in the (...)

Davis Drumm: His lawyers said he had arranged for an independent, security company to stand guard and monitor his activities should the court agree to his release to home confinement. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has notified the US judge in his extradition case that he is appealing his rejected American bank(...)

Secret National Security Agency (NSA) documents leaked in 2013 to journalists by contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the agency was collecting phone records and digital communications of millions of citizens. Photograph: Reuters

The mass collection of phone records belonging to ordinary Americans under the National Security Agency’s vast surveillance dragnet is illegal, a US f(...)

US president Barack Obama meets  a group of “dreamers” – immigrants brought illegally to the US as children.A federal judge in Texas has blocked Mr Obama’s plans to protect up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation,   claiming  the president is exceeding his legal authority.  Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Barack Obama’s plans to protect up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation have been blocked by a US federal judge in Texas(...)

Microsoft’s general counsel Brad Smith: “Ultimately it’s about trust.”

Some of the world’s largest technology companies, including Apple and Amazon are supporting Microsoft in a dispute with the US Government over access (...)

Jody May-Chang greets a friend as couples gather at the Ada County Courthouse in Idaho to apply for same-sex marriage licences, moments before the ruling. Photograph: Patrick Sweeney/Reuters

The US supreme court has temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling on same-sex marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada that would have allowed gay couple(...)