A pro-choice demonstrator outside the US supreme court in Washington following a leaked draft opinion that suggested the court would vote to overturn Roe v  Wade. Photograph: Sarahbeth Maney/The New York Times

Almost 50 years after the United States supreme court established a constitutional right to abortion, the striking down of that landmark decision is n(...)

A woman’s right to have an abortion through the first trimester of pregnancy was protected nationally in the US in 1973, following the supreme court’s landmark 7-2 ruling. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

A leaked initial draft majority opinion suggests the US supreme court will vote to overturn the Roe v Wade decision that legalised abortion nationwide(...)

Abortion rights have emerged suddenly as an issue that could reshape the battle between Democrats and Republicans for control of Congress. Photograph: Bloomberg

The US supreme court on Tuesday confirmed that a draft ruling indicating the court may overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade decision that legalised a(...)

 Ketanji Brown Jackson is an ‘exceptionally qualified’ supreme court nominee, the White House said. File photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

US president Joe Biden on Friday nominated judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the supreme court, seeking to elevate a black woman to the country’s highest(...)

Workers at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)  protest in Pasadena, California against a US government mandate requiring all federal employees to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph:  Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

Conservative justices on the United States supreme court have appeared to cast doubt over whether the Biden administration has legal authority to intr(...)

The Women’s March protests outside the US supreme court after a hearing on Wednesday in which a majority of justices signalled support for limiting abortion rights. Photograph: Leigh Vogel/Getty Images

In the wake of Wednesday’s United States supreme court hearing in which a majority of justices appeared willing to significantly curb abortion rights,(...)

The author John Grisham. His new book, The Judge’s List, is about a murderous member of the bench. Photograph: Donald Johnson/The New York Times

John Grisham is an unapologetic master of the industrial-strength page turner. His latest, The Judge’s List, due out next week from Hodder & Stoug(...)

‘Well we’re going to have to see what happens: US president Donald Trump said at a Whitehouse press conference when asked about a peaceful transfer of power after election. Photograph: Oliver Contreras/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power after November’s election — an unprecedented statement by a US president —(...)

People gather for a candelight vigil to pay their respects to the late US Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Saturday. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

At any time, the passing of a member of the United States supreme court is a significant moment in the country’s national life. Unlike in Ireland, whe(...)

Migrants waiting near the Paso del Norte Bridge at the Mexico-US border. Photograph: Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty

The Trump administration has scored a significant legal victory after the supreme court backed the US president’s move to limit asylum rights. The na(...)

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