The casket of US supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the US supreme court in Washington, DC. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Fresh protests erupted in Kentucky on Wednesday after a grand jury indicted one of three police officers involved in the Breonna Taylor killing, thoug(...)

Utah senator Mitt Romney. ‘Though a moderate on many issues  he is a proud Republican.’ Photograph: Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Bloomberg

He was always an unlikely hero for the left, but this week former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney offered a reminder that aversion towar(...)

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(...)

Indiana-based judge  Amy Coney Barrett: has been interviewed by US president Donald Trump.  Photograph: Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP

The death of supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has upended the US presidential election, just six weeks before polling day. It has also focuse(...)

 Flowers, candles and messages encircle an image of the late US justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It is understood her dying wish was that her successor  be appointed after the election. Photograph: Michael Reynolds

US president Donald Trump will name a successor to the late supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by the end of the week. In a phone-in interview(...)

The late US supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg  at an event in New York on  April 9th, 2018. Photograph: Chang W Lee/New York Time

I used to feel pretty optimistic that the United States would get through the Trump years intact. In 2016, America got mad – and went mad. This admini(...)

 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(...)

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