The Senate will vote on a successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg before November's presidential election.
Published 21 September 2020
Published 11 August 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
A lesbian judge in the USA has been disciplined for flying a rainbow flag in her courtroom.
Published 17 April 2020
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
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
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
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
New bodycam footage shows the moment an officer in Florida arrested a six-year-old girl as she cried.
Published 27 February 2020
More than 1,110 former officials at the Justice Department have called on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign.
Published 17 February 2020