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Locked gates are seen at Stormont in Belfast.   Stormont civil servants  have been working under a cloud of uncertainty over the extent of their decision making powers in the absence of elected ministers for two years. Photograph: PA

The Supreme Court has decided that legal uncertainties around the powers of Northern Ireland civil servants amid the Stormont impasse should be dealt (...)

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Capitol Hill in Washington on  March 18th, 2015 Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a prominent liberal who, at 85, is the oldest US supreme court justice, was hospitalised on Thursday after falling in her office (...)

Demonstrators protest against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the US supreme court due to sexual assault claims. Photograph:   Saul Loeb

They watched in cafes and bars, in living rooms and kitchens around the country, through  iPhones, live streams and cable TV. On Thursday, millio(...)

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Prof Christine Blasey Ford, testify in Washington. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Two weeks of chaos clouding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation process culminated Thursday in a hearing that was stunning, even in a t(...)

Julie Swetnick said she observed the future US supreme court nominee at parties where women were verbally abused, inappropriately touched. Photograph: Twitter

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was accused Wednesday by another woman of having engaged in sexual misconduct at parties while he was a student at Georgetown Pr(...)

The prospect of a full public hearing into the allegations against Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court has thrown Brett Kavanaugh’s elevation to the highest court in the land into doubt.  Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault agreed to testify before the Senate on Thursday, setting the stage f(...)

 Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: categorically denied the allegations of an attack last week after a New Yorker article published details of the alleged incident without including the name of the accuser. Photograph:  Alex Wroblewski/Reuters

All ten Democrats on the US Senate judiciary committee have called on the Senate to postpone a vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the supreme cou(...)

 US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said he “categorically and unequivocally” denies the allegations against him. Photograph: Getty Images

A woman who had anonymously accused US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s decided to go public with her acc(...)

Alexandra Sabbe-Ferri: ‘The right to disconnect is reminding everyone that we ought to have a reasonable attitude to new technologies’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Should commuting hours count as part of the workday? The suggestion – sure to raise the hackles of employers everywhere – was made by university resea(...)

The US supreme court decision paves the way for states to legalise sports betting. Photograph:  Jim Watson/Getty

Paddy Power Betfair’s shares surged 12 per cent on Monday following a US supreme court ruling ending a ban on sports betting in the world’s biggest ec(...)

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