Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democrats’ senate leader has vowed to fight “tooth and nail” any Trump nominee for the supreme court who is not in the legal “mainstream”. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

Amid a raging furore over his border-closing order, US president Donald Trump will on Tuesday announce his choice to fill a supreme court vacancy. “I(...)

The Outer Hebridean island of Lewis, where Donald Trump’s mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, was born and raised. Photograph: Peter Geoghegan

Stornoway, on the Outer Hebridean island of Lewis, is not exactly renowned for its exuberance. Most of the town’s population of 8,000 live in pebbled(...)