US supreme court justice Anthony Kennedy, who has announced his retirement, speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House last year. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement from the US supreme court, in a major boost to conservatives and President Donald Trump. Justic(...)

 Donald Trump ordered his first travel ban just a week after taking office in January 2017, prompting widespread chaos and protests at airports and in cities across the US. File photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

President Donald Trump hailed a decision by the US supreme court on Tuesday to uphold his controversial travel ban, claiming a “vindication” of his im(...)