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For Andrew Chung's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Chris Marchese (center), Director of NetChoice Litigation Center, speaks to the press outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Monday. In a case that could determine the future of social media in the United States, the U.S. Supreme Court was asked today to decide whether a pair of state laws that limit content moderation are constitutional.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Feb 27, 2024
U.S. Supreme Court torn over legal bid to restrict social media moderation
Republican-backed laws in Florida and Texas are being challenged by tech industry trade groups whose members include Meta, Google, TikTok and Snap.
A general view of the Colorado Supreme Court in Denver, Colorado
WORLD / Politics
Jan 4, 2024
Trump takes Colorado ballot disqualification to U.S. Supreme Court
Trump has also appealed to a Maine state court a decision by that state's top election official barring him from the primary ballot.
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. The court has unveiled an ethics code following a series of scandals over lavish gifts and luxury vacations received by some of its justices.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 14, 2023
Under fire, U.S. Supreme Court unveils ethics code for justices
The move followed revelations of undisclosed luxury trips and hobnobbing with wealthy benefactors.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 1, 2023
U.S. Supreme Court conservatives complete another assertive term
Liberal justices found themselves in the role of the dissenting minority in some of the nine-month term's biggest cases.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 23, 2022
U.S. Supreme Court clears way for lawmakers to get Trump's tax returns
Trump was the first president in 40 years not to release his tax returns as he sought to keep the details of his wealth and the activities secret.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 24, 2022
U.S. Senate passes gun safety bill as Supreme Court knocks down handgun limits
The landmark court ruling and Senate action on gun safety illustrate the deep divide over firearms in the United States.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 3, 2022
Leaked draft abortion ruling a major blow to U.S. Supreme Court, experts say
While the substance of the draft sparked praise from anti-abortion conservatives and condemnation from abortion rights advocates, many court watchers blasted on the leak itself.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Apr 7, 2017
'Nuclear option' fallout means more extreme U.S. justices, experts say
A Republican-backed Senate rule change expected on Thursday could make it more likely that presidents will pick ideologically extreme U.S. Supreme Court nominees with little incentive to choose centrist justices, experts said.
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 23, 2014
Technology companies winning battle with 'patent trolls'
For two decades, companies that buy software patents in order to sue technology giants have been the scourge of Silicon Valley. Reviled as "patent trolls," they have attacked everything from Google's online ads to Apple's iPhone features, sometimes winning hundreds of millions of dollars.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Jul 20, 2014
Malaysia Airlines may face global legal claims
Malaysia Airlines may need to convince judges from several countries that it was not negligent to send a plane over war-torn eastern Ukraine if the airline hopes to avoid an outsize legal exposure for the downing of Flight MH17, aviation lawyers said.

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Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?