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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

    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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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,...

  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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