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Merrick Garland delivers remarks  in Wilmington, Delaware, as he is nominated to become US attorney general. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

US president-elect Joe Biden has chosen Merrick Garland, the federal appeals court judge whose nomination to the US supreme court was blocked by Repub(...)

US president Donald Trump arriving to speak at a campaign rally in New Hampshire on Sunday. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump accused the media of a “fake news media conspiracy” and a co-ordinated effort to commit election fraud by reporting on coron(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty

The US Senate is expected to vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the supreme court on Monday, as a key procedural hurdle was cleared when the 10(...)

Supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett  during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill,  October 13th. Photograph:  Susan Walsh/POOL/AFP

US supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett came under intense questioning from senators on Tuesday as she said that her personal choices had no bearin(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, US president Donald Trump’s nominee for the supreme court, in Washington on October 1st. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

On a winter afternoon in 2018, Judge Amy Coney Barrett rose to speak in Notre Dame Law School’s wood-panelled courtroom and thanked the people gathere(...)

Senator Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, and Amy Coney Barrett, nominee for the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Photograph: Erin Scott/Reuters/Bloomberg

US vice-president Mike Pence described Amy Coney Barrett as “an extraordinary American” and “someone of great character” as the supreme court nominee (...)

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(...)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was considered too tame and too incrementalist for the feminists of the 1990s.

Votive candles adorned with Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s image have been for sale for a long time and represent just one of the quasi-religious objects peopl(...)

US president Donald Trump makes a statement at the White House in Washington, on August 5th in response to two separate shooting incidents. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/EPA

Less than a month after celebrating Independence Day on July 4th, America once again reeled this week from a bloody spate of mass shootings over a sin(...)

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