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  1. June 30, 2014

    US Supreme Court grants religious opt-out on contraception cover

    The US Supreme Court has sided with religious freedom advocates and dealt a blow to the Obama administration by ruling that...

  2. January 29, 2010

    Court's ruling on campaign funding draws fire

    Barack Obama, US president, took a rare jab at the Supreme Court in his State of the Union address, criticising a ruling...

  1. January 29, 2010

    Move to counter ruling on campaign funding

    Democratic lawmakers were "hashing out" the final details yesterday of legislation that could bar a broad swathe of...

  2. January 28, 2010

    Move to counter ruling on campaign funding

    Democratic lawmakers were “hashing out” the final details on Thursday of legislation that could bar a broad swathe of...

  3. July 28, 2009

    Panel clears Sotomayor for Supreme Court

    Sonia Sotomayor cleared the most important hurdle towards becoming America’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice on Tuesday...

  4. March 5, 2009

    Drugs groups fear rash of label litigation

    Pharmaceutical companies face substantial extra litigation after the US Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that safety...

  5. May 7, 2008

    McCain seeks to allay fears on the right

    John McCain promised yesterday to nominate conservative judges to the Supreme Court and for other judicial vacancies,...

  6. May 6, 2008

    McCain seeks to quash fears on the right

    John McCain promised on Tuesday to nominate conservative judges to the Supreme Court and for other judicial vacancies,...

  7. January 16, 2008

    Dream court for American business

    Corporate America has scored a hat-trick in the US Supreme Court, winning a trio of big cases that could substantially...

  8. December 5, 2007

    FDA and Supreme Court

    Drug and medical device manufacturers bedevilled by US product liability lawsuits have long wished for a shield from state...

  9. December 4, 2007

    FDA and Supreme Court

    Drug and medical device manufacturers bedevilled by US product liability lawsuits have long wished they could find a...

  10. October 30, 2007

    Pornography law in dock

    The administration of US President George W. Bush on Tuesday faced tough questions from the Supreme Court as it tried to...

  11. July 11, 2007

    Drop the myth of the apolitical judge

    Liberals in the US are furious about a sharp turn to the right by the Supreme Court. In an editorial entitled “Justice...

  12. May 14, 2007

    Court ruling hinders death row appeals

    The US Supreme Court on Monday made it more difficult for death row prisoners to challenge their sentences, as two new...

  13. November 8, 2006

    Abortion cases will give insight into conservative judges' stance

    Only hours after the close of a bitterly fought congressional election, the US Supreme Court will today hear a pair of...

  14. November 7, 2006

    Supreme Court set to signal abortion stance

    Only hours after the close of a bitterly fought congressional election, the US Supreme Court will on Wednesday hear a pair...

  15. September 14, 2006

    REPUBLICAN REBEL SURVIVES PRIMARY CHALLENGE IN RHODE ISLAND

    Lincoln Chafee, a Republican senator from Rhode Island who clashed frequently with the White House, fended off a closely...

  16. September 14, 2006

    Chafee fends off primary challenger

    Lincoln Chafee, a Republican senator from Rhode Island who clashed frequently with the White House, fended off a closely...

  17. September 8, 2006

    Washington week ahead

    Monday is the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and on the Pentagon, which...

  18. June 29, 2006

    The Supreme Court has been bad for business

    In a land where lawsuits are an important cost of doing business, the US Supreme Court can turn the tap of American...

  19. June 28, 2006

    Supreme Court has been bad for business

    Comment on this column In a land where lawsuits are an important cost of doing business, the US Supreme Court can turn the...

  20. June 16, 2006

    Court backs police over search powers

    A sharply divided US Supreme Court yesterday ruled to uphold the powers of police, saying that even when officers violate...

  21. January 31, 2006

    Conservatives join court, but how will they vote?

    President George W. Bush made a campaign promise to transform the US Supreme Court in his own conservative image. With the...

  22. January 31, 2006

    Democrats land punches but remain divided

    When Democratic leaders tapped Timothy Kaine, the new governor of Virginia, to deliver their party's response to the State...

  23. January 30, 2006

    Conservatives join court, but how will they vote?

    President George W. Bush made a campaign promise to transform the US Supreme Court in his own conservative image. With the...

  24. January 30, 2006

    Republican bid to reshape party's image exposes tensions

    The White House hopes tomorrow's State of the Union address will improve President George W. Bush's public standing and...

  25. January 27, 2006

    Christopher Caldwell: Why hearings are a turn-off

    On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted on partisan lines (10 Republicans for, eight Democrats against) to send the...

  26. January 25, 2006

    Senate panel approves Alito as nominee

    The US Senate judiciary committee yesterday voted along party lines to approve the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the...

  27. January 24, 2006

    Senate panel approves Alito for Court

    The US Senate judiciary committee on Tuesday voted along party lines to approve the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the...

  28. January 20, 2006

    Washington week ahead: Economics to the fore

    Economic figures come to the fore with the release of leading economic indicators, retail sales and home sales. The one most...

  29. January 18, 2006

    Observer: Sam Alito, savvy investor

    Samuel Alito, President George W. Bush's pick for the Supreme Court, is certainly doing his bit to lift the abysmally low...

  30. January 18, 2006

    Observer: Saved by the judge

    Samuel Alito, President George W. Bush's pick for the US Supreme Court, is certainly doing his bit to lift the abysmally low...

  31. January 17, 2006

    Observer - US

    Samuel Alito, President George W. Bush’s pick for the Supreme Court, is certainly doing his bit to lift the abysmally low...

  32. January 15, 2006

    Washington week ahead

    Senate is due to give its verdict this week on Judge Samuel Alito after the apparently imperturbable nominee to the Supreme...

  33. January 14, 2006

    Partisanship mars judge's confirmation hearing

    For the past week, America had the chance to hold a national conversation about the future of the US Supreme Court, the...

  34. January 13, 2006

    Alito hearings descend into partisan war

    For the past week, America had the chance to hold a national conversation about the future of the US Supreme Court, the...

  35. January 12, 2006

    Surprise ending unlikely as Alito refuses to take bait

    Some of the most dramatic moments in US Senate history have involved battles over the confirmation of Supreme Court...

  36. January 12, 2006

    Will Alito recognise limits on his judicial power?

    From Mr George A. Pieler. Sir, Your carefully considered editorial on US Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito ("Evaluating...

  37. January 11, 2006

    Surprise end unlikely as Alito refuses to take bait

    Some of the most dramatic moments in US Senate history have involved battles over the confirmation of Supreme Court justices...

  38. January 11, 2006

    Observer: Sam who?

    Samuel Alito would be forgiven for feeling like the eyes of the country were on him yesterday during his confirmation...

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