The US supreme court in Washington. Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/New York Times

The US’s highest court has undeniably shifted to the right in its first term following the death of liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, experts say, wit(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, US president Donald Trump’s nominee for the supreme court, in Washington on October 1st. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

On a winter afternoon in 2018, Judge Amy Coney Barrett rose to speak in Notre Dame Law School’s wood-panelled courtroom and thanked the people gathere(...)

US president Donald Trump participates in a briefing on Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The US senator Elizabeth Warren scolds herself for playing up her Native American ancestry. Former vice-president Joe Biden regrets his unsolicited ta(...)

John Malone: the man Al Gore once called “Darth Vader”. Photograph: Getty

A statue of an eagle, wings spread as if in flight, greets visitors to Liberty Media’s headquarters at the edge of a business park in the Denver subur(...)

IBM chief executive Ginni Rometty, General Electric former chief executive Jack Welch and White House adviser Kellyanne Conway take part in a meeting of business leaders hosted by US president Donald Trump on Tuesday. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Donald Trump is considering privatising America’s airports and dams as part of an infrastructure building programme that could exceed past estimates o(...)

The Westin is among a number of propeties acquired by Liberty Global chairman John Malone

Billionaire Irish American businessman John Malone, who owns a number of prestigous properties in Ireland, didn’t just reduce his company’s tax bill w(...)

Scales of Justice: A barrister who has prosecuted cases against gardaí believes that sympathetic jurors are one of the main hurdles once a case gets to trial. photograph: graham hughes/photocall ireland.

Gardaí charged with criminal offences by the garda ombudsman are far less likely to be convicted compared to members of the general public, according (...)

A sign outside the headquarters of JP Morgan Chase  in New York. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Propelled by a soaring stock market, the median pay package for a CEO in the US rose above eight figures for the first time last year. The head of a t(...)

Packets of cigarettes  on display. By 2014 plain packets will be in every shop in the State. Photograph: Getty Images

We don’t believe it’s ever been established that smoking is the cause of disease.” “I’m unclear in my own mind whether anyone dies of cigarette s(...)