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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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