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US SUPREME COURT

Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 8, 2016
Supreme Court overturns ruling to suspend nighttime SDF flights at Atsugi air base
The court also denied the plaintiffs' call for compensation for future damages caused by noise pollution, but ordered the state to pay past damages.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 7, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court drops ruling ordering Samsung to pay $399 million to Apple
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling that the South Korean company had to pay a $399 million penalty to its American rival for copying key iPhone designs.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 14, 2016
Supreme Court upholds Osaka city's tattoo check on workers as legal
The Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that said the Osaka city office's 2012 probe into whether its workers had tattoos was legal, court officials said last week.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 10, 2016
Trump top court pick would imperil Obama's health care, clean air, LGBT, other legacies
Republican Donald Trump's presidential election victory all but dooms major Obama administration initiatives that are already tied up in legal challenges and gives him the chance to appoint a pivotal fifth conservative justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 7, 2016
Obama's top court pick faces reckoning after Tuesday
Several intriguing scenarios could unfold after Tuesday's U.S. election to break the deadlock over filling a Supreme Court vacancy that has provoked a bitter nine-month standoff between President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LAW OF THE LAND
Oct 9, 2016
9/11: the day Japan's Supreme Court went (slightly) postal
How the Supreme Court dealt with its mail problem says much about the way the law works in Japan.
JAPAN
Sep 5, 2016
Government to extend early voting on Supreme Court justices
The government has decided to bring rules for early voting on Supreme Court justices in line with those for Lower House elections, according to a government source.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 26, 2016
Suit targets ruling blocking Obama's bid to shield millions from deportation
Immigration advocates on Thursday mounted a long-shot effort to revive part of U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation by filing a lawsuit challenging the national scope of a court order that blocked it.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 12, 2016
Reid says Clinton will back Obama's Supreme Court pick
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said on Thursday he believed Hillary Clinton would stick with President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee if she won the Nov. 8 presidential election.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 27, 2016
Supreme Court, Nagoya reservoir seek to be free of 'Pokemon Go' characters
The Supreme Court has joined the chorus of complaints about the hit smartphone game "Pokemon Go," saying the nation's 486 courts should be excluded from areas where its characters — and players — can be found, it was learned Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 13, 2016
Justice Ginsburg enters political fray, terms Trump 'faker' with ego
In calling Republican Donald Trump a "faker," Ruth Bader Ginsburg thrust herself into presidential politics to an unprecedented degree for a U.S. Supreme Court justice in the modern era.
EDITORIALS
Jun 24, 2016
Capital punishment for a minor
Putting someone to death for crimes committed while they are a minor is a very serious business, one that deserves a great deal more study.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 24, 2016
Supreme Court rejects white woman's challenge to Texas school's affirmative action stance
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the consideration of race in college admissions, rejecting a white woman's challenge to a University of Texas program designed to boost the enrollment of minority students.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 16, 2016
Ex-leprosy patients in Japan call for restored honor after court apology
Former leprosy patients urged the state on Thursday to step up efforts to restore their honor and that of deceased sufferers as they attended a government-sponsored ceremony remembering those subjected to years of discrimination in Japan.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 10, 2016
U.S. top court sides with death-row inmate, hits prosecutor-turned-judge's potential bias
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sided with a death-row inmate in a ruling warning of the hazards of judicial bias, slamming Pennsylvania's former chief justice for not stepping aside in a murder case in which he earlier had served as a prosecutor.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 24, 2016
U.S. top court rules for black Georgia death-row inmate who faced all-white jury
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday effectively overturned a black man's 1987 conviction for murdering a white woman, rebuking Georgia prosecutors for unlawfully excluding black potential jurors in picking an all-white jury that condemned him to death.
WORLD / Politics
May 3, 2016
Obama takes case for Supreme Court pick to home turf of GOP senators up for re-election
President Barack Obama on Monday took the political battle over his pick for a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court to the home states of seven Republican senators up for re-election in November.
EDITORIALS
Apr 28, 2016
Supreme Court's probe falls short
The top court's probe into 'special trials' held for leprosy patients accused of criminal offenses failed to address whether the defendants recieved justice.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 25, 2016
Supreme Court apologizes for discriminatory treatment of Japan's leprosy patients
The Supreme Court apologizes to former leprosy patients for allowing lower courts to hold criminal trials involving them outside standard courtrooms over ungrounded fears about the spread of infection.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 21, 2016
Iran bank must pay $2 billion to U.S. kin of 1983 Beirut bomb victims: Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that almost $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets must be turned over to American families of people killed in the 1983 bombing of a U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut and other attacks blamed on Iran.

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