Law

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Alarm as US supreme court takes a hatchet to church-state separation
A series of court decisions has raised fears that the conservative majority are forcing religion back into the US political system

David Smith Washington bureau chief

02, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Criminal barristers’ pay offer in the dock | Letter
Letter: Their average earnings are less than half those of a GP, says Andrew Gore

Letters

01, Jul, 2022 @4:49 PM

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Anti-abortion movement achieved goal of reversing Roe – but it is far from done
A total end to abortion in the US is the next goal – and how the movement aims to accomplish that depends on who you ask

Jessica Glenza

01, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘Condemning everyone alive’: outrage at US supreme court climate ruling
Limiting the Environmental Protection Agency at a time when fossil fuel emissions need to be curbed is ‘devastating’

Ayurella Horn-Muller

30, Jun, 2022 @7:19 PM

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Biden can end Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ program, supreme court rules
Ruling by 5-4 allows administration to terminate policy that forced asylum seekers to return to Mexico while claims are considered

Lauren Gambino and Chris Stein in Washington

30, Jun, 2022 @4:47 PM

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Archie Battersbee’s parents win court of appeal fight in life-support case
Family of 12-year-old challenged ruling Archie is brain-stem dead and treatment can be stopped

Tom Ambrose and agency

29, Jun, 2022 @6:17 PM

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The Tory bill of rights is a gift to the world’s tyrants | Letters
Letters: Leaders of repressive regimes will have licence to ignore international human rights standards, warns Mike Cushman. Plus letters from Prof Julian Petley and Margaret Owen

Letters

28, Jun, 2022 @4:58 PM

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Criminal barristers begin strike in row over legal aid fees
The CBA says the offer of a 15% uplift in fees is insufficient and is calling for a 25% rise to make up for years of funding cuts

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

27, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Why are criminal barristers in England and Wales striking and what will be the impact?
The series of strikes over a legal aid funding row comes amid a huge backlog of cases in the crown courts

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

27, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘A mockery of democracy’: US supreme court in question after abortion ruling
In scrapping the right to terminate a pregnancy the court went against the popular will – only 25% of Americans now have confidence in the institution

David Smith in Washington

26, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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A criminal record should not be a life sentence | Letters
Letters: David Wacks on youth convictions and cautions, John Hughes on the need to delete records of minor offences from decades ago, and a magistrate on the need for DBS reform

Letters

23, Jun, 2022 @5:01 PM

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Supreme court decision to overturn New York gun law met with outrage
Decision criticized by New York governor as ‘reprehensible’ in wake of mass mass shootings, but many conservatives elated

Gloria Oladipo in New York

23, Jun, 2022 @3:46 PM

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