Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Photograph: Shawn Thew/Pool/EPA

US supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett pledged to uphold the independence of the court if confirmed by the US Senate, as she began four days of co(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett: the announcement of her nomination at the White House on September 26th  has been called a ‘super-spreader’ event. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/AFP via Getty Images

As Donald Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis and triumphant return to the White House after three nights in hospital continued to absorb political life in Was(...)

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(...)

Republican senator  Mitt Romney has said he will consider Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee. Photograph: EPA/Michael Reynolds

US president Donald Trump’s ambition to appoint a third supreme court justice looked virtually assured on Tuesday, after several Republican senators s(...)