Comedian Amy Schumer is led away after she was arrested during a protest against the proposed confirmation of supreme court nominee  Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Brett Kavanaugh is expected to be confirmed as a US supreme court justice this weekend after Republican senator Susan Collins said she would endorse h(...)

Charlotte Peterson of Woodbridge, Virginia demonstrates outside the US supreme court during a vigil in opposition to supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: James Lawler Duggan/Reuters

The suggestion by Chuck Grassley, chairman of the US Senate judiciary committee, that the supplemental FBI investigation into supreme court nominee Br(...)

 US president Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US president Donald Trump has said he wants a “comprehensive” FBI investigation into supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but stressed that it shoul(...)

Christine Blasey Ford is sworn in before testifying before the US Senate judiciary committee on Thursday. Photograph: Win McNamee/Reuters

Even before Dr Christine Blasey Ford sat before the Senate judiciary committee to testify against Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, a group of women knew w(...)

Christine Blasey Ford prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building at the Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Win McNamee/Pool via Reuters

Fighting to salvage his nomination to the US Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh angrily and tearfully denied on Thursday a university professor’s accusati(...)

Julie Swetnick said she observed the future US supreme court nominee at parties where women were verbally abused, inappropriately touched. Photograph: Twitter

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was accused Wednesday by another woman of having engaged in sexual misconduct at parties while he was a student at Georgetown Pr(...)

Brett Kavanaugh, with his wife Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, answers questions during a Fox News interview on Monday. Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Nominees for the United States supreme court don’t normally make themselves available for television interviews in the middle of their confirmation pr(...)

Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies on the second day of his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing while  under fire for  sexual misconduct claims. Photograph: Saul  Loeb/AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump stepped-up his defence of supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, accusing Democrats of orchestrating a “con game.(...)

Brett Kavanaugh, with his wife Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, during a Fox News interview in Washington on Monday   about allegations of sexual misconduct against the supreme court nominee. Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s nominee for the US supreme court, reiterated his vow not to withdraw in an unusual television interview ahead of his t(...)

Demonstrators protest against US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the Rotunda of the Russell Senate Office building on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Republicans doubled down on their support for supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday after a second woman came forward and accused him of abu(...)