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The US supreme court in Washington. Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/New York Times

The US’s highest court has undeniably shifted to the right in its first term following the death of liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, experts say, wit(...)

The supreme court, which has six Republican-nominated justices, voted along ideological lines, with the three liberal-leaning members of the court dissenting. Photograph: Michael Reynolds

The US supreme court has ruled that two voting laws in Arizona are not discriminatory in a boost to Republican-led states that are seeking to implemen(...)

After the ruling Donald Trump said on Twitter, ‘The Supreme Court really let us down. No Wisdom, no Courage!’. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The US supreme court on Friday rejected a long-shot lawsuit by Texas and backed by president Donald Trump seeking to throw out voting results in four(...)

The request that the supreme court intercede had faced substantial legal hurdles, as it was filed long after the enactment of the challenged statute that allowed mailed ballots and was based on questions of state rather than federal law. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

The US supreme court on Tuesday refused a request from Pennsylvania Republicans to overturn the state’s election results. The justices said they would(...)

US president Donald Trump shakes hands with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at a ceremonial swearing in in the East Room of the White House. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

US president Donald Trump doubled down on his defence of Brett Kavanaugh as he apologised to the supreme court justice on behalf of the nation “for th(...)

US president Donald Trump with his nominee for the supreme court, Brett Kavanaugh, last July. In the postwar decades, judges around the world looked to the US supreme court for inspiration. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Judges, unlike politicians, don’t owe their positions to popular endorsement. Still, like politicians, they tend to reflect how their societies think.(...)

Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer of Microsoft: firm is opposing the US government on  warrant for data stored abroad. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images

US supreme court justices on Tuesday began deliberations on Microsoft’s dispute with the US justice department over whether prosecutors can force tech(...)

Pro-choice supporters celebrate outside the US supreme court after it struck down the requirement of doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals, among other restrictions. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The US supreme court has struck down a 2013 law in Texas setting restrictions on abortion clinics in a major victory for abortion rights campaigners.(...)

Barack Obama speaks on the death of Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia: he  vowed to  nominate a replacement “in due time” while  Donald Trump urged  Republicans to “delay, delay, delay”. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

The death of conservative diehard Antonin Scalia, the long-serving US Supreme Court justice, has shifted the ground under the American presidential ra(...)

Nicole Hudgens, of Texas Values, voices her opposition to same-sex marriage outside the US Supreme Court in Washingon. Photograph: John Boal/ EPA

It’s Obergefell, pronounced Oh-ber-guh-fell. It hardly trips off the tongue, but the name of this shy property agent and art collector could featur(...)

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