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US SUPREME COURT

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 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.
U.S. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in her chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington in 2003.
WORLD
Dec 2, 2023
Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice, dies at 93
The court said in a statement that O'Connor died in Phoenix of complications related to advanced dementia and a respiratory illness.
Construction work continues on Monday at the Henoko coastal area of Nago, Okinawa Prefecture.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 4, 2023
Japan top court upholds ruling against Okinawa over Futenma move
The decision may accelerate the relocation effort, as it requires the prefectural government to approve design changes.
People embrace each other as demonstrators for and against the U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down race-conscious student admissions programs at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina confront each other, in Washington on June 29.
WORLD
Aug 3, 2023
U.S. affirmative action ban spurs changes to college essay prompts
U.S. colleges are set to release their essay prompts this month when the common application used by many schools becomes public.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 11, 2023
Japan's supreme court makes landmark decision on transgender rights
In the first Supreme Court decision over bathroom usage by sexual minorities, the body ruled it was unlawful to restrict the use of bathrooms by a transgender woman at the economy ministry.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 16, 2023
Japan's top court holds hearing on transgender woman’s bathroom restrictions
The resulting ruling on the case, which will mark the first time the Supreme Court has weighed in on the working environment for sexual minorities, is expected on July 11.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 26, 2023
Japan's top court admits role in loss of important trial records
In a report over the discarding of the records, the Supreme Court admitted its failure to give sufficient instructions to courts across the country on record preservation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 10, 2023
Japan's Supreme Court finds My Number system constitutional
In the court"s first judgment on the constitutionality of the system, the First Petty Bench rejected appeals filed by citizens who sought court orders to halt the use of the system.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 3, 2023
Supreme Court finalizes ruling to keep Isahaya Bay gates closed
The decision effectively ends a protracted legal battle between the central government and local fishers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 25, 2023
Japan's Supreme Court rules 2021 vote-value disparity constitutional
Among the 15 justices of the top court"s Grand Bench, 14 ruled the 2021 Lower House election was constitutional, while one said it was unconstitutional.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 12, 2023
Prison terms to be finalized for couple in Abe cronyism scandal
The Supreme Court upheld an earlier court ruling that imposed prison terms on Yasunori Kagoike, former head of school operator Moritomo Gakuen, and his wife, Junko.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 25, 2022
Top court rules music students not subject to copyright fees
The copyright law protects the right to perform music to be heard by the public. The focus of the lawsuit was whether preforming music during a lesson falls under that protection.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 31, 2022
Japan to allow overseas voting on justices after top court ruling
A bill to amend the relevant law will be submitted at a parliamentary session scheduled to be convened in the fall.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 21, 2022
They pledged not to prosecute abortions. The reality is tougher.
Dispute amongst state officials show how the legal fight over abortion has shifted since the Supreme Court overturned its landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 1, 2022
U.S. Supreme Court has taken control of climate policy
The top court's EPA decision upends precedent and, in effect, embraces a new doctrine of law.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 29, 2022
Abortion and democracy in America
After the Roe v. Wade decision, many are speculating about which rights the Supreme Court will take away next.
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 "originalistu201d view that the Constitution should be interpreted based on its specific words and the meaning they held when were adopted.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 26, 2022
Ending Roe is institutional suicide for U.S. Supreme Court
Dobbs will go down as one of the worst decisions in the courtu2019s history after reversing rights on which the whole country has relied for half a century.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
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.

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