Newly sworn-in US supreme court justice  Neil Gorsuch speaks as President Donald Trump looks on during a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House on Monday. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Getty Images

Neil Gorsuch, picked by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the Republican-led Senate, was sworn in as a US supreme court justice at the White Hou(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Photograph: Zach Gibson and Damon Winter/The New York Times

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump crisscrossed the US on Monday, racing to sway undecided voters and to mobilise their supporters t(...)

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego,” she said when asked for her view on    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump  in an interview on CNN. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

US supreme court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said she regrets ill-advisedly calling Republican presidential contender Donald Trump a “faker” and exp(...)

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(...)

Supreme court justice Antonin Scalia making a rare appearance on Capitol Hill to testify before a senate judiciary committee hearin. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

In almost 30 years on the bench of the US supreme court justice Antonin Scalia was strident, colorful, and most of all, conservative. That made him an(...)

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(...)

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(...)

The owners of US chain of craft shops, Hobby Lobby, say they try and run their businesses along Christian lines. Their legal obligation, they say, to (...)

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