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Probe after Arizona execution takes two hours
US governor orders review of process after Joseph Wood took one hour and 57 minutes to die after taking lethal drug.
Last updated: 24 Jul 2014 06:24 GMT
US court sends back affirmative action case
University policies that take race into account may be more vulnerable to legal challenges in the future, judges say.
Last updated: 25 Jun 2013 00:40 GMT
US Supreme Court hears human gene patent case
Justices express concern in landmark case over whether human genes can be patented but indicate synthetic ones may be.
Last updated: 16 Apr 2013 03:47 GMT
US Supreme Court ends gay marriage arguments
Court wraps up hearings on two laws that could redefine marriage in dozens of states that forbid same-sex couples to wed
Last updated: 28 Mar 2013 06:43 GMT
Supreme confusion: The health care decision in context
Three years ago, very few legal scholars would have doubted the constitutionality of 'Obamacare', says author.
Last updated: 04 Jul 2012 13:01 GMT
US healthcare court case enters final stage
Oral arguments conclude in Supreme Court over constitutionality of Obama's signature domestic policy law.
Last updated: 28 Mar 2012 20:26 GMT
Overcrowded jails inimical to justice
In California, long jail sentences pack prisons, but a Supreme Court ruling and a hunger strike may improve conditions.
Last updated: 03 Aug 2011 13:50 GMT
US state ordered to reduce overcrowded jails
Supreme Court orders California to shed some 33,000 inmates after rise in violence.
Last updated: 24 May 2011 16:30 GMT
US court orders California prisoner release
US state asked to free tens of thousands of prisoners or take other steps to prevent suffereing in overcrowded prisons.
Last updated: 23 May 2011 23:40 GMT
US court questions Walmart sex bias suit
Supreme Court questions whether group of women can represent a million others in suing retailer for alleged gender bias.
Last updated: 29 Mar 2011 23:38 GMT
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'Enough is enough': US anti-racism protests
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Uruguayans cautiously welcome former inmates
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Australia's indigenous incarceration crisis
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Canada's sexual harassment at work problem
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
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