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    1. April 25, 2016

      India’s top judge Thakur pleads for help with avalanche of cases

      India’s chief justice has made a tearful plea to the government for more judges to help tackle the country’s vast...

    2. April 17, 2016

      Clinton and Sanders vulnerable to immigration case

      Barack Obama’s legacy will be on the line when the US Supreme Court begins hearing arguments in a landmark immigration...

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      With a third of the world’s 200m unemployed under the age of 25, FT writers examine th...
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    1. April 5, 2016

      US business split on clean power plan

      US companies have lined up on opposing sides over President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, the centrepiece of his...

    2. April 3, 2016

      Business is right to use its superpowers for social change

      In the US state of Georgia, the Orwellian-sounding Free Exercise Protection Act has been vetoed by the governor, Nathan...

    3. March 29, 2016

      Clinton calls on Republicans to accept Supreme Court nominee

      Hillary Clinton has called on Republican leaders to accept President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court,...

    4. March 21, 2016

      Supreme Court hears RJR Nabisco laundering claims

      The US Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments in a case that could determine whether an anti-racketeering law can...

    5. March 20, 2016

      Republicans dig in heels over Supreme Court nominee

      Republican leaders are digging in on their refusal to consider President Barack Obama’s pick to fill a US Supreme Court...

    6. March 18, 2016

      Richard Ford on America’s gun problem

      Many of my fellow Americans hold in their minds complicatedly divergent views about guns — about guns’ large presence...

    7. March 16, 2016

      Obama picks centrist judge for Supreme Court

      President Barack Obama kicked off a fierce election year battle with Republicans by nominating a centrist judge to the...

    8. March 7, 2016

      Apple loses bid to overturn court ruling on ebook conspiracy

      Apple has lost its final attempt to overturn a judgment that it broke antitrust laws by conspiring to raise ebook...

    9. February 16, 2016

      Obama vows to press ahead with Supreme Court appointment

      Barack Obama vowed to press ahead with a Supreme Court nomination to replace Antonin Scalia, the justice who died on...

    10. February 16, 2016

      No constitutional crisis will follow Scalia’s death

      Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, apparently with the full-throated support of his fellow Republicans, has...

    11. February 15, 2016

      Supreme Court left deeply divided by death of Scalia

      The US Supreme Court’s ability to decide cases has been thrown into doubt by the death of Antonin Scalia, a driving...

    12. February 15, 2016

      Pro-business judge among top contenders to succeed Scalia

      President Barack Obama has vowed to fulfil his “constitutional responsibilities” to nominate a successor to Antonin...

    13. February 15, 2016

      The Senate’s subversion of the Supreme Court

      Were there any uncertainty that the United States Supreme Court has become politicised to a disturbing degree, it was...

    14. February 14, 2016

      Antonin Scalia, justice who inspired conservative legal thinkers

      Antonin Scalia, the intellectual driving force behind the conservative renaissance on the US Supreme Court over the...

    15. February 14, 2016

      Scalia death sets off fierce political battle in US

      Long before the death of Antonin Scalia, the brilliant conservative justice who served on the Supreme Court for three...

    16. February 14, 2016

      Scalia death sets up US Supreme Court battle

      President Barack Obama has rejected calls from Republicans to leave the appointment of a new Supreme Court justice to...

    17. February 10, 2016

      Obama’s climate strategy left up in the air

      President Barack Obama’s climate change policy has been left in a state of suspended animation until next year at the...

    18. February 10, 2016

      Supreme Court deals blow to Obama on climate change

      The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck a damaging blow to President Barack Obama’s effort to leave a legacy of action on...

    19. January 23, 2016

      Puerto Rico power company’s debt restructuring deal falls apart

      Talks to restructure roughly $9bn of debt issued by Puerto Rico's electric power utility, a deal long seen as a...

    20. December 4, 2015

      Supreme Court to hear Puerto Rico appeal

      The US Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear Puerto Rico’s appeal to reinstate legislation that would allow the...

    21. November 13, 2015

      Supreme Court to hear Texas abortion case

      The US Supreme Court will tackle its first major abortion case since 2007, agreeing on Friday to hear a challenge to a...

    22. October 5, 2015

      Preet Bharara warns of insider trading ‘bonanza’

      US attorney for Manhattan Preet Bharara warned of a “bonanza” for friends and family of the rich after the Supreme...

    23. August 14, 2015

      What a court ruling on raisins might mean for Fannie and Freddie

      Imagine you are a champion raisin farmer. Every year you produce the ripest, plumpest raisins. Then every so often the...

    24. July 30, 2015

      Supreme Court asked to rule on insider trading

      The US Department of Justice has asked the Supreme Court to reverse two overturned convictions on insider trading that...

    25. June 30, 2015

      Apple loses appeal over ebooks case

      Apple has lost its latest appeal against a 2013 ruling that said it played a “central role” in a conspiracy with...

    26. June 29, 2015

      Supreme Court tells EPA to consider industry costs

      Business groups won a key victory at the US Supreme Court as it ruled that the Obama administration should have...

    27. June 29, 2015

      US Supreme Court backs use of controversial lethal injection drug

      In a fiery end to a term that had already seen the Supreme Court legalise same-sex marriage nationwide and uphold a...

    28. June 28, 2015

      New York Gay Pride marchers revel in same-sex marriage ruling

      The early morning rain clouds parted to let the sun shine on one of the most emotionally poignant Gay Pride marches in...

    29. June 26, 2015

      Republicans wrestle with same-sex marriage

      James Bowman, 20, says he knew he was a Republican before he was even in his teens. Growing up in midwestern US state...

    30. June 25, 2015

      US Supreme Court backs housing bias lawsuits

      Discrimination lawsuits in housing cases do not have to prove intentional bias against minorities to be considered by...

    31. June 25, 2015

      Obamacare ruling ignites health stocks

      US hospital operators surged amid frenzied investor demand on Thursday after the US Supreme Court backed a key...

    32. June 25, 2015

      Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

      The US Supreme Court handed President Barack Obama a huge victory, upholding a core component of his...

    33. June 1, 2015

      US Supreme Court overturns conviction for Facebook threats

      The US Supreme Court has thrown out the conviction of a man who posted violent messages about his wife and co-workers...

    34. May 31, 2015

      This is not the end of the 401(k) pension as we know it

      Most of us know that we ought to do a financial health check on a regular basis, and shop around to make sure we are...

    35. April 28, 2015

      Supreme Court justices clash over gay marriage

      US Supreme Court justices clashed on Tuesday over the fundamental question of how to define marriage as part of a case...

    36. April 26, 2015

      US companies carry flag for gay rights

      Bob Page still remembers having to scrub the spray-painted “fags” off the buildings housing his dinnerware retailer,...

    37. March 19, 2015

      William Zabel: Lawyer to the rich has a civil rights past still relevant today

      I have barely sat down in William Zabel’s Manhattan office before he tells me he is a bit of a legal Jekyll and Hyde:...

    38. March 4, 2015

      US health reforms head for Supreme Court cliffhanger

      Barack Obama’s signature healthcare legislation could be heading for another cliffhanger verdict at the US Supreme...

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