Judge Amy Coney Barrett: Republicans, who control 12 of the 22 seats on the committee, are expected to confirm her after which the process will move to the full Senate. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

The confirmation hearing for Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett concluded this week, paving the way for a vote in the Senate judic(...)

US president Donald Trump and Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House last month. If confirmed, Ms Barrett will be the third supreme court justice nominated by Mr Trump. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

The Senate judiciary committee will vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the supreme court next Thursday, paving the way for her almost certain a(...)

US president Donald Trump waves to supporters during his campaign rally at the Sanford International Airport in Florida, Photograph: EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA-ULASHKEVICH

A defiant Donald Trump resumed campaigning last night with a rally in Florida, as infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci warned the US president was (...)

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett: Focus of the third supreme court confirmation hearing since Donald Trump’s election.  Photograph: Erin Scott

The confirmation hearing for US supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett begins on Monday in Washington, setting up an almost certain partisan battle i(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett: the announcement of her nomination at the White House on September 26th  has been called a ‘super-spreader’ event. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/AFP via Getty Images

As Donald Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis and triumphant return to the White House after three nights in hospital continued to absorb political life in Was(...)

Donald Trump’s doctor, Sean Conley, has refused to give a time frame for his release from hospital after his infection with Covid-19. Photograph: Live screengrab

White House physician Sean Conley has said the president “is doing well” as he provided a first substantive update on the health of President Donald T(...)

US president Donald Trump has previously appointed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US court of appeals for the seventh circuit, Chicago, in 2017. Photograph: Getty

The US Senate will begin confirmation hearings to approve the new supreme court justice nominee on October 12th, after President Donald Trump named Am(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks after being nominated to the US Supreme Court by US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty

Amy Coney Barrett has been nominated by US president Donald Trump to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the supreme court, paving the way for what promise(...)

Senator Kamala Harris, presumptive Democratic vice-presidential nominee, listens as Joe Biden speaks in   Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday. Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

Vice-presidential hopeful Kamala Harris pledged to get to work immediately to help defeat Donald Trump, as she joined Joe Biden on stage for the first(...)

US attorney general William Barr said Mr Trump’s criticism of those involved in the case of Roger Stone ‘make it impossible for me to do my job’. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty

US attorney general William Barr said on Thursday that president Donald Trump’s attacks on prosecutors, the judge and jurors in the trial of a longtim(...)

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