The High Court isn’t usually front and centre in politics. But when it is, it can land unexpected punches that throw governments off balance.
Courts already grapple with the consequences of AI sentience but ignore the same for animals.
The release of a new movie calls public attention to the US government’s treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and what the detainees’ future might be.
Happy has lived alone in captivity for 14 years, but a New York appeals court recently denied a legal effort to rehome her.
The cherished legal rights that Beijing seeks to suppress in Hong Kong were established, in part, by Vietnamese asylum-seekers who fought for their freedom in court in the 1980s.
President Trump is having trouble finding a lawyer. But other presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, have obtained outside legal counsel easily, even from attorneys who disagree with their politics.
A New York State Supreme Court has declined to recognise the personhood of two chimpanzees being used by Stony Brook University for research. But the case is far from over.