US: Senate to vote on Ruth Bader Ginsburg successor before presidential election

The Senate will vote on a successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg before November's presidential election.

Published 21 September 2020

US: Ruth Bader Ginsburg to stay on despite cancer reoccurence

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the most senior liberal judge on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), has said she will not retire despite undergoing chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer.

Published 20 July 2020

US: Lawyers back removal of Klu Klux Klan courthouse mural

Lawyers have given their backing to campaigners seeking the removal of a courthouse mural depicting three members of the racist Klu Klux Klan (KKK) on horseback.

Published 17 July 2020

Stone pardon raises fears for rule of law under Trump

Donald Trump sank to new depths last week, if that is possible, with the pardoning of his long-time pal and master of the black arts Roger Stone. It is an act which has nauseated even some leading members of the Republican Party.

Published 13 July 2020

US: Supreme Court rules Trump does not have immunity in financial records case

The president of the United States is not immune from local criminal investigations, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has ruled in a high-profile case concerning President Donald Trump's financial records.

Published 10 July 2020

US: 'Uproar' after surprise sacking of federal prosecutor with role in Trump ally trials

The surprise sacking of a top US federal prosecutor who played a role in the prosecution of some of President Donald Trump's former allies has caused an "uproar" in legal circles.

Published 22 June 2020

US: Minneapolis moves to 'dismantle' city police department

The US city of Minneapolis is moving towards the abolition of its police department following weeks of protest sparked by the killing of George Floyd by one of its officers.

Published 8 June 2020

Rainbow row: Lesbian judge in US disciplined for flying rainbow flag in court

A lesbian judge in the USA has been disciplined for flying a rainbow flag in her courtroom.

Published 17 April 2020

US: Supreme Court to livestream hearings for first time in historic move

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will livestream its proceedings for the first time in its history as part of its move to remote hearings during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 15 April 2020

US: Five-year prison sentence for woman who tried to vote while on parole upheld by appeals court

A controversial five-year prison sentence for a woman who tried to vote without realising she was ineligible because she was on parole has been upheld by a US appeals court.

Published 24 March 2020

US: Immigration judges win battle over coronavirus advice posters

Immigration judges in the US have forced officials to backtrack on an order to remove courthouse posters providing coronavirus advice in English and Spanish.

Published 12 March 2020

US: Lynching to become federal crime a century after first proposed

Lynching is set to become a federal hate crime in the US more than a century after the first attempt to criminalise it.

Published 28 February 2020

Land of the free: US cops arrest six-year-old girl

New bodycam footage shows the moment an officer in Florida arrested a six-year-old girl as she cried.

Published 27 February 2020

US: Over 1,000 former Justice Department officials call on Attorney General to resign

More than 1,110 former officials at the Justice Department have called on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign.

Published 17 February 2020