Obama confident carbon pledge has 'legal footing' despite top court halt

Feb 12, 2016

Obama confident carbon pledge has 'legal footing' despite top court halt

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday called the Supreme Court’s decision to delay implementation of his administration’s Clean Power Plan “unusual” and expressed confidence that the White House would prevail. “We’re very confident that we’re on strong legal footing here,” he told a group ...

Jan 21, 2016

Japan's NHK cleared in Taiwan 'human zoo' defamation case

Broadcaster NHK did not defame a Taiwanese woman by using the term “human zoo” to refer to a century-old event involving her father, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court overturned a lower bench’s finding that had ordered the publicly-funded broadcaster to pay ¥1 ...

| Dec 28, 2015

Let's discuss the law on surnames

Plaintiffs contesting family laws that require spouses to choose a single surname expressed shock and anger at Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling, saying it will force more women to suffer the misery of having to change their name upon marriage.

Dec 21, 2015

Supreme Court's surname ruling

The Supreme Court's ruling upholding the constitutionality of requiring a married couple to use the same surname included a call on the Diet to examine the issue — which lawmakers should follow.