Lawrence Hurley
Japan Times
Jul 1, 2022
U.S. Supreme Court limits federal power to curb carbon emissions
The decision will constrain the EPA's ability to issue any regulations on power plants that push for an ambitious national shift in energy policy toward renewable sources.
Japan Times
Jun 26, 2022
U.S. Supreme Court conservatives assert power with abortion and gun rulings
The increasingly unrestrained court has become ever more willing to take up and decisively rule on contentious issues.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Sep 3, 2021
U.S. Supreme Court's rightward lurch puts Roe v. Wade on the brink
Two generations of American women have grown up with access to abortions, but the landmark Roe v. Wade case that legalized the procedure is now under threat.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 2, 2020
U.S. chief justice who will preside over Trump's trial prefers to fly under the radar
U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts will be a central figure in the ongoing drama of the Donald Trump presidency in the coming months. He is due to preside over a Senate impeachment trial, while the Supreme Court he leads will rule on a titanic clash over the president's attempts to keep his financial records...
Japan Times
Jun 3, 2017
Trump travel ban's fate hinges on emergency U.S. high court request
President Donald Trump faces an uphill fight convincing the Supreme Court it should grant his emergency request to reinstate his travel ban on people entering the United States from six predominantly Muslim countries.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 28, 2016
Judges appointed by Obama leaving a liberal imprint on U.S. law
When President Barack Obama entered the White House in 2009, the federal appeals court based in Virginia was known as one of the most conservative benches in the country.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 3, 2014
Supreme Court's rejection of U.S. campaign funding limits opens door for big-money donors
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a key pillar of federal campaign finance law by allowing donors to give money to as many political candidates, parties and committees as they wish.


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