Elena Kagan

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Among chief executives of firms on the S&P 1500 for each woman, there are four men named John, Robert, William or James. Photograph: Thinkstock

Fewer large companies are run by women than by men named John, a sure indicator that the glass ceiling remains firmly in place in corporate America. A(...)

Charles Warner is seen in an undated picture from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Photograph: Oklahoma Department of Corrections/Reuters

With a renovated death chamber, new training and a higher dose of drugs, Oklahoma on Thursday carried out its first execution since April, when the sl(...)

The White House has refused to enforce a 2002 law giving effect to the parents’ wishes so as to maintain the US government’s neutral position on Jerusalem as Israel’s capital because it interferes with the president’s authority to maintain foreign policy. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The inability of Americans born in Northern Ireland to claim “Ireland” as their birthplace on passports was raised during a US Supreme Court case invo(...)

Linda Stephens, one of the plaintiffs in a case involving two residents who sued Greece, New York, saying prayers during public meetings ran afoul of the First Amendment’s prohibition of government establishment of religion. The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Greece did not violate the Constitution by starting its meetings with a prayer from a “chaplain of the month” who was almost always Christian. Photograph: Nathaniel Brooks/The New York Times

The US Supreme Court yesterday gave local government officials across the United States more leeway to begin public meetings with a prayer, ruling tha(...)

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