Two women embrace as people gathered outside the Supreme Court to pay  respects to  US Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in Washington DC on Saturday. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Crowds gathered near the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington DC throughout the weekend, mourning the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Gi(...)

US supreme court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg who was suffering from pancreatic cancer died at her home in Washington on Friday. She was 87. Photograph: NIcholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

The concept of an October surprise is a familiar one in US presidential elections. The emergence of an event in the final campaign weeks that can impa(...)

US supreme court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends an event at New York Law School in New York, New York, US, in February 2018. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – an icon of the American legal world – died on Friday at the age of 87. Ms Ginsburg, who was only the seco(...)

Judge Justin Walker is sworn in on May 6th. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Pool/ AFP via Getty

As coronavirus kept most Americans confined at home this week, the Senate was back in session at the US Capitol. Dismissing the lockdown, Senate major(...)

US supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Her health has been of particuular concern to liberals in recent years.  Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

Supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participated in oral arguments from hospital on Wednesday, a day after she was admitted for a gall bladder c(...)

A file image of US president Donald Trump at a signing ceremony for the $2.3 trillion coronavirus aid package bill in the  the White House last month. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump has threatened to withhold money pledged to the World Health Organisation over its handling of coronavirus, as he accused th(...)

Voters wait in line in the Wisconsin presidential primary election. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

US president Donald Trump has said the US economy “will go like a rocketship” once it reopens, as he met with company chief executives at the White Ho(...)

Migrants waiting near the Paso del Norte Bridge at the Mexico-US border. Photograph: Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty

The Trump administration has scored a significant legal victory after the supreme court backed the US president’s move to limit asylum rights. The na(...)

US Customs and Border Patrol officials check the papers of a Venezuelan family asking for asylum on the international bridge between Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico in July. Photograph: The New York Times

The United States supreme court on Wednesday allowed the Trump administration to bar most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the US, whi(...)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who joined the court in 1993, had two cancerous nodules in her left lung removed in December. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Liberal US supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed a three-week course of radiation therapy to treat a cancerous tumor on her pancreas(...)

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