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    1. August 1, 2012

      Tea Party cheers victory of rising star

      The conservative Tea Party movement has a new Hispanic star, with the stunning victory of Ted Cruz in the Republican Senate...

    2. January 10, 2006

      Evaluating Alito

      Few positions in the world confer as much power and autonomy as that of a Justice of the US Supreme Court. If confirmed in...

    1. September 29, 2005

      Roberts sworn in as chief justice of the US

      The US Senate on Thursday confirmed Judge John Roberts as the first new chief justice in a generation, and the first of two...

    2. September 10, 2005

      The wispy logic of Roe v Wade

      With the death of William Rehnquist, the chief justice, there are two vacancies on the US Supreme Court. The hearings to...

    3. September 9, 2005

      Christopher Caldwell: Wispy logic of Roe v Wade

      With the death of William Rehnquist, the chief justice, there are two vacancies on the US Supreme Court. The hearings to...

    4. September 8, 2005

      Specter's timely advice to Roberts

      Even as Washington paid its respects to William Rehnquist, attention was turning to what kind of chief justice John...

    5. September 7, 2005

      Observer - US

      Specter’s timely advice to Roberts Even as Washington paid its respects to William Rehnquist, attention was turning to what...

    6. September 7, 2005

      Rehnquist, private to the end

      When the late William Rehnquist was Chief Justice of the United States, few Americans would recognise his face. Now he is...

    7. September 6, 2005

      Observer - US

      When the late William Rehnquist was Chief Justice of the United States, few Americans would recognise his face. Now he is...

    8. September 5, 2005

      US Supreme Court's top justice dies

      William Rehnquist, thelong-serving chief justice, has died, leaving a second vacancy on the US Supreme Court and giving...

    9. September 5, 2005

      The agenda-setting legacy of the Supreme Court's 'Lone Ranger'

      William Rehnquist was one of America's most influential chief justices, if only by stealth. Few Americans knew his name,...

    10. September 5, 2005

      After Rehnquist: the law stands at a crossroads, waiting for its new direction

      The appointment of one new justice to the US Supreme Court can transform America's high court for years but the appointment...

    11. September 4, 2005

      After Rehnquist: the law stands at a crossroads

      The appointment of one new justice to the US Supreme Court can transform America’s high court for years but the appointment...

    12. September 4, 2005

      Bush weighs options as US chief justice dies

      William Rehnquist, the long-serving US chief justice, has died, leaving a second vacancy on the Supreme Court and giving...

    13. September 4, 2005

      US chief justice Rehnquist dies

      William H. Rehnquist, US chief justice, has died aged 80 after a long battle with thyroid cancer. His death came just a...

    14. July 24, 2005

      Amity Shlaes: Anodyne justices may prove volatile

      The big question about John G. Roberts is whether he is too political, or, to use the popular phrase, too “ideological”. The...

    15. July 21, 2005

      The big struggle over the Supreme Court lies ahead

      George W. Bush's nomination of US appellate judge John G. Roberts to fill retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's seat on...

    16. July 20, 2005

      Big Supreme Court struggle lies ahead

      George W. Bush’s nomination of US appellate judge John G. Roberts to fill retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s seat on the...

    17. July 13, 2005

      Senators hopeful of finding consensus court candidate

      Senate leaders from both parties emerged from a meeting with President George W. Bush yesterday encouraged that a consensus...

    18. July 12, 2005

      Senate seeks compromise over high court

      Senate leaders from both parties emerged on Tuesday from a meeting with President George W. Bush encouraged that a consensus...

    19. July 1, 2005

      Editorial comment: The battle for the Supreme Court

      The resignation of Sandra Day O'Connor from the US Supreme Court is likely to provoke a culture war of historic proportions...

    20. July 1, 2005

      Contentious hearings ahead as O'Connor resigns

      Most politicians and political activists were quick to praise Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on Friday, but their reaction to...

    21. June 28, 2005

      Decision to bar display of faith ratchets up culture war

      The Supreme Court stepped into one of the most contested fronts of the US culture war yesterday, ruling that the display of...

    22. June 27, 2005

      Decision to bar display of faith ratchets up culture war

      The Supreme Court stepped into one of the most contested fronts of the US culture war on Monday, ruling that the display of...

    23. June 27, 2005

      Rehnquist confounds speculation

      William Rehnquist, the long-serving US chief justice, failed to announce his resignation as the Supreme Court went into...

    24. June 27, 2005

      Speculation grows over Rehnquist's resignation

      Politicians, lawyers and other Americans will be watching the US Supreme Court this morning as it ends its term with some of...

    25. June 22, 2005

      Liberal campaigner ready for next big trial

      Nan Aron knows that it is impossible to predict how the US Supreme Court might change over the next few weeks. William...

    26. June 21, 2005

      Liberal campaigner ready for next big trial

      Nan Aron knows that it is impossible to predict how the US Supreme Court might change over the next few weeks. William...

    27. June 21, 2005

      Conservative talking shop puts its mark on judicial agenda

      Eugene Meyer's office is at the end of a long corridor, past a framed picture of James Madison, the president hailed as the...

    28. June 20, 2005

      Conservative talking shop puts mark on judicial agenda

      Eugene Meyer's office is at the end of a long corridor, past a framed picture of James Madison, the president hailed as the...

    29. June 9, 2005

      Abortion is just a sideshow in this battle

      Sometime very soon - quite likely by the end of this month - the politico-cultural battle of the decade will break out on...

    30. June 8, 2005

      Patti Waldmeir: Abortion is a sideshow in this battle

      Nb correct title is Chief Justice of the United States, not Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court Let the culture wars...

    31. May 24, 2005

      SUPREME COURT RULING ON PARENTAL NOTIFICATION SETS SCENE FOR NEW ABORTION BATTLE The US Supreme Court set the stage yesterday for another explosive court battle over abortion rights, when it agreed to hear a case seeking to reinstate a New Hampshire law requiring parental notification before minors can terminate their pregnancies,Patti Waldmeir reports from Washington.

      SUPREME COURT RULING ON PARENTAL NOTIFICATION SETS SCENE FOR NEW ABORTION BATTLE The US Supreme Court set the stage...

    32. May 22, 2005

      Senate limbers up for battle over filibuster

      This week the US Senate will again resound with acrimonious debate about the merits and failures of Priscilla Owen, the...

    33. May 15, 2005

      A threat to impartiality in the Senate

      During the coming week, the US Senate will be struggling with a question that will affect the path of American...

    34. January 21, 2005

      Bush vows to fight tyranny

      George W. Bush pledged yesterday to use America's power to spread liberty around the world, supporting "the growth of...

    35. January 21, 2005

      Judicial jackpot

      Every US president hopes to leave his mark on history by reshaping the Supreme Court. President George W. Bush is no...

    36. January 20, 2005

      Bush vows to support democracy 'in every nation'

      George W. Bush pledged on Thursday to use America's power to spread liberty around the world, supporting “the growth of...

    37. January 20, 2005

      Bush reshaping of Supreme Court could usher in profound changes

      When William Rehnquist, chief justice of the US Supreme Court, administers the oath of office later today to George W....

    38. January 19, 2005

      Reshaping high court could usher in new era

      When William Rehnquist, chief justice of the US Supreme Court, administers the oath of office on Thursday to George W. Bush,...

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