A High Court judge has asked the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) to determine the validity or otherwise of European Commission decisions approving EU(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon wants a ruling on the validity of the European Commission’s decisions approving standard contractual clauses before finalising her decision on Max Schrems’s complaint. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The High Court will rule next week on an action by the Data Protection Commissioner with potentially enormous implications for EU-US trade and the pri(...)

US president Donald Trump (right) shakes hands with Neil Gorsuch after announcing the federal judge  as his nominee for the Supreme Court. Photograph: EPA

US president Donald Trump fulfilled another of his signature election promises by nominating judge Neil Gorsuch, a reliable conservative on a federal(...)

A number of trade unions which originally opposed Norwegian’s application for a foreign carrier’s permit have petitioned the US court of appeals to review the decision in a bid to have it reversed. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Unions representing more than 100,000 airline workers are challenging the US government’s decision to give a licence to Norwegian Air International th(...)

Garrett Kelleher:  invested $2.85m  in the efforts of AJA to enforce a $66.5 million judgment against US insurer Cigna Worldwide (CWW)

Irish developer Garrett Kelleher could shortly learn the extent of the legal bill he is facing as a result of his involvement in a failed €60 million(...)

Supreme court justice Antonin Scalia making a rare appearance on Capitol Hill to testify before a senate judiciary committee hearin. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

In almost 30 years on the bench of the US supreme court justice Antonin Scalia was strident, colorful, and most of all, conservative. That made him an(...)

 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(...)

Albert Woodfox: he was was convicted of the murder in 1972 of a guard in Angola prison, Louisiana, where he was serving time for armed robbery

A federal court has ordered the release of the longest-standing solitary confinement prisoner in the US, who has been in isolation almost without paus(...)

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella: the company has argued that access to the certain data requires a petition to an Irish District Court. Photograph: Stephen Brashear/Getty

Microsoft’s rivals and other US technology companies have supported the software giant in a legal bid to stop the US government obtaining customer in(...)

Apple and Samsung,  the world’s top two smartphone sellers, have agreed to drop their appeals of a patent-infringement case at the US International Trade Commission that resulted in an import ban on some older Samsung phones. Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Apple and Samsung Electronics have agreed to drop their appeals of a patent-infringement case at the US International Trade Commission that resulted(...)