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The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to decide whether former U.S. President Donald Trump is immune from prosecution on charges of plotting to overturn the 2020 election.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 29, 2024
U.S. Supreme Court immunity case jeopardizes Trump trial pre-election
Polls indicate a conviction of Trump could undercut the Republican front-runner’s bid to reclaim the White House.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking a broad ruling that would end the push around the country to kick him off state ballots.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 9, 2024
Supreme Court casts doubt on efforts to bar Trump from ballot
The high court is handling the case on an expedited basis, meaning a ruling could come in weeks.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump campaigns in Waterloo, Iowa, on Dec. 19.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 30, 2023
Trump ballot fights put pressure on Supreme Court to act soon
The case would be unprecedented and brings Trump’s conduct after losing the 2020 election back to the forefront of his likely 2024 rematch with Biden.
Donald Trump vowed to seek Supreme Court review after Colorado’s top court on Tuesday barred him from the 2024 presidential ballot there.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 21, 2023
Trump’s fate rests with the U.S. Supreme Court he shaped
The court will play a pivotal role in determining whether Trump will land in prison — or return to the White House.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society / FOCUS
Apr 25, 2023
The U.S. Supreme Court isn’t done with abortion. Not by a long shot.
The recent showdown over the abortion pill mifepristone offers a glimpse of the legal fights likely to land at the court in the coming years.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 4, 2022
U.S. Supreme Court to rule on protections for social media firms hosting terror content
The cases mark the court's first test of the broad immunity social media companies have enjoyed under a provision known as Section 230, part of the 1996 Communications Decency Act.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 27, 2022
Abortion and gun rulings show U.S. Supreme Court ready to ‘jolt’ system
The rulings embraced the conservative-backed 'originalist” view that the Constitution should be interpreted based on its specific words and the meaning they held when were adopted.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 14, 2022
Social media sites warn U.S. Supreme Court over Texas social media law
Twitter and Facebook will be compelled to allow the dissemination of Russian propaganda and neo-Nazi screeds under the proposed law, tech groups told the court.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 1, 2022
U.S. Supreme Court questions scope of environment agency’s climate-change powers
Hearing two hours of arguments in Washington, justices gave a mixed reception to Republican-led states and coal companies seeking to bar the EPA from issuing a plan to cut carbon emissions.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 28, 2022
Stephen Breyer’s exit strategy nods to U.S. Supreme Court politics he decried
Breyer's White House announcement Thursday was timed perfectly to give President Joe Biden a needed chance to change the national conversation and reinforce the court's beleaguered liberal wing.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 27, 2022
Stephen Breyer’s exit from U.S. top court tees up new clash between Biden and GOP
The next justice would reinforce the court's outnumbered liberal wing and potentially serve for decades but won't shift the ideological balance.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 2, 2021
U.S. Supreme Court justices suggest sweeping pullback on abortion
All six Republican-appointed justices indicated they would let states start banning abortion far earlier than the court's precedents now allow.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 23, 2021
U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments on Texas abortion law
The Nov. 1 arguments will center on the law's novel enforcement mechanism rather than the underlying abortion right.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 15, 2021
Biden panel draft sees no legal obstacle to Supreme Court expansion
Biden named the commission as liberals demanded reforms after Trump filled three vacancies during his four years in office.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 3, 2021
U.S. abortion rights in peril as Supreme Court allows Texas curbs
Some legal scholars now question whether the court will explicitly overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world