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Mega-donor faces new Senate subpoena threat over gifts to Clarence Thomas
Senator Ron Wyden, chair of finance panel, warns of ‘next steps’ to compel testimony of Harlan Crow about supreme court justice

Martin Pengelly in New York

07, Jun, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Harvard affirmative action challenge partly based on Holocaust denier’s work
Complaint draws heavily from 2012 article by Ron Unz, who publishes antisemitic, anti-LGBTQ+ and neo-Nazi screeds

Ed Pilkington

06, Jun, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Medicare for the justice system: the NSW lawyers who cover 200,000 sq km to see their clients
Community legal centre outreach programs provide a vital service for remote areas but resourcing problems mean they could vanish any time

Nino Bucci Justice and courts reporter. Photography: Mike Bowers

03, Jun, 2023 @8:00 PM

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US supreme court ruling makes it easier for companies to sue striking workers
Ketanji Brown Jackson is sole dissenter as court sides with Washington state concrete firm in ruling seen as blow to unions

Richard Luscombe and agency

01, Jun, 2023 @5:25 PM

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Plan to scrap specialist sex offender teams ‘a danger to public safety’, says probation union
Highly skilled officers in England and Wales to be replaced by less qualified staff under MoJ proposals

Danny Shaw

29, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Congress ‘absolutely’ can impose ethics reform on supreme court, senator says
Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse insists legislature has power to make justices follow ethics code but ‘It is not going to be easy’

Martin Pengelly in New York

28, May, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Human rights and wrongs: the Australian calling out oppression at home and around the world
Undeterred by the scale of challenges in her in-tray, the new head of Human Rights Watch, Tirana Hassan, says ‘We need to be standing with those people’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

28, May, 2023 @12:00 AM

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Australian judge apologises after claiming that colleagues are appointed regardless of merit
Justice Joshua Wilson planned to tell an international conference that court positions are filled on the basis of politics rather than ability

Nino Bucci Justice and courts reporter

26, May, 2023 @5:09 PM

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NSW branch of Scouts permanently shielded by court from abuse survivor’s compensation claim
Judge rules fair trial impossible as perpetrator may seek to shift moral blame to employer so cannot give objective evidence

Christopher Knaus

26, May, 2023 @1:57 AM

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Chief justice says US supreme court keeps ‘highest standards’ of conduct
John Roberts speaks on same day lawyers for Harlan Crow decline to cooperate with Senate judiciary committee over gifts scandal

Martin Pengelly in New York

24, May, 2023 @3:26 PM

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The Crown Prosecution Service isn’t ‘cherrypicking’. It’s making the right calls | Letters
Letters: In all the domestic abuse cases where the CPS took no further action, it had made the right decision, says chief inspector Andrew T Cayley, while Duncan Woodhead of the FDA union also rejects claims of ‘cherrypicking’

21, May, 2023 @4:30 PM

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Democrats fight to expand a ‘broken and illegitimate’ supreme court
As the US’s highest court is pummeled by divisive rulings and ethical scandals, Democrats think they have a solution: add four seats to counter a rightward tilt

David Smith in Washington

21, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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