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Alito hits out at ‘intimidation’ in defence of supreme court’s Texas abortion ruling

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Samuel Alito has become the latest US supreme court justice to defend the panel’s political independence, labeling criticism of recent ultra-conservative decisions including a tacit approval of an abortion ban in Texa...

To protect the supreme court’s legitimacy, a conservative justice should step down

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In Planned Parenthood v Casey, a landmark decision from 1992, the US supreme court memorably noted that its “power lies … in its legitimacy”. If the people come to question the court’s legitimacy, they will cease to a...

Wildflower meadow on tennis courts bulldozed by Norwich council

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A wildflower meadow containing 130 different flowering plants, dragonflies and rare bats that sprung up on Norwich’s last public grass tennis courts has been bulldozed. Despite protests from local people and Green cou...

Shamima Begum says she wants to prove innocence in UK courts

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Shamima Begum has said she wants to face the British courts to try to refute claims that she was engaged in terrorist acts during the time she spent living under Islamic State in Syria in an extraordinary TV interview...

Biden condemns US supreme court’s ‘unprecedented assault’ on abortion rights

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Joe Biden condemned the US supreme court on Thursday, saying it had delivered “an unprecedented assault on a woman’s constitutional right” in a rebuke of its decision not to consider a Texas law that effectively bans ...

Months after England’s last lockdown, why are courts still pursuing Covid breaches?

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In February, police officers approached 58-year-old Lorraine Kent as she sat at the double doors by the underground car park of a Tesco in Streatham, south London. They asked her to explain herself. Kent wasn’t wearin...

Courts failed people ‘caught up’ in UK riots in 2011, says ex-chief prosecutor

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Pressures in the criminal justice system meant it failed to distinguish between repeat offenders and people “caught up” in the 2011 English riots, a former chief prosecutor has said. More than 2,000 people were convic...

White House courts progressives in support of infrastructure bills

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It is one of the most delicate balancing acts in American politics: how to keep together a Democratic party whose lawmakers range from the democratic socialism of the New York congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez to ...

From Tudor courts to BLM, a book brings London’s black history to life

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She’s 10ft tall, barefoot, with a simple wrap dress stretching across her breasts and belly. She holds aloft an infant, gazing into its eyes. This is Bronze Woman, a statue on a busy traffic junction in Stockwell, sou...

EU takes legal action against Germany after tussle between courts

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Brussels has launched a legal case against Germany over an alleged breach of “the principle of the primacy of EU law” by the country’s constitutional court. The “infringement proceeding” is the result of a ruling last...

There’s hope for racial justice in America. But it comes from the people – not the courts

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On Tuesday afternoon, a jury confirmed what many of us have known to be true for the better part of a year: the former Minneapolis police department officer Derek Chauvin was guilty of murdering George Floyd. On Wedne...

The Guardian view on judicial review: it’s politics that needs fixing, not the courts

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Another week, another enemy. Hovering into ministerial sights is the judiciary, whose pronouncements have been cast as “out of touch” with Brexiters’ socially conservative values. In response, ministers propose to cha...

Courts close in on gig economy firms globally as workers seek rights

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Gig economy companies, including Uber and Deliveroo, have faced at least 40 major legal challenges around the world as delivery drivers and riders try to improve their rights. The analysis of 39 employment cases, and ...