US President Barack Obama has nominated appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to be the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice. Also, in the Mexican village of La Gloria, epicentre of the flu outbreak, pig farms face new accusations.
US President Barack Obama nominated appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to be the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice. Sotomayor will replace retiring Justice David Souter. Her nomination now awaits Senate confirmation.
A divided US Supreme Court has ruled that the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the attorney general and other former officials from the Bush era cannot be sued over the alleged abuse of detainees after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Supreme Court Justice David Souter, known as the “135-pound man with about 125 pounds of brain,” announced his retirement Friday, giving US President Barack Obama an early opportunity to name a replacement for the critical post.
Former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal's argument for a new trial due to jury composition was rejected by the US Supreme Court on Monday. Sentenced to death in 1982, he has become an icon of the anti-death penalty movement.
In a landmark ruling, for the first time in nearly 70 years, the US Supreme Court upheld the individual's right to own arms. The court struck down a ban by Washington, DC, on privately held handguns.(Report: N.Germain)
Guantanamo prisoners have the constitutional right to challenge their detention in civilian courts, the US Supreme Court ruled. Despite this blow dealt by the court, the US attorney general said military trials at Guantanamo Bay would continue.