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US SUPREME COURT

JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 13, 2016
Financial misconduct by legal professionals acting as guardians hits record high
The number of cases of financial misconduct by legal professionals serving as guardians for people suffering dementia or intellectual disabilities hit an all-time high of 37 in 2015, a Supreme Court survey obtained by Kyodo News showed Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 6, 2016
Moderate Maine Republican Collins urges Senate hearings on Obama top court pick
A moderate Republican senator heaped praise on Tuesday on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, bucking Senate Republican leaders in calling for confirmation hearings but saying she was not optimistic enough others in her party would agree.
EDITORIALS
Apr 5, 2016
Special trials for Hansen's patients
Rather than merely offer an apology to former Hansen's disease patients for their closed trials, the Supreme Court should look into whether they received fair trials.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 31, 2016
Japan's top court to apologize to ex-leprosy patients over segregation policy
The Supreme Court is considering making a rare apology for the past practice of trying leprosy patients outside standard courtrooms for fear of infection, sources said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Mar 30, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court 4-4 split by default upholds public-sector worker collective bargaining fees
Public sector unions triumphed before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday when the justices preserved a vital source of cash for organized labor, splitting 4-4 on a conservative challenge that had seemed destined for success until Justice Antonin Scalia's death last month.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 30, 2016
Facing poll threat, senator hits Republican colleagues' 'closed-minded' boycott of Obama justice pick
Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois on Tuesday accused many of his fellow Senate Republicans of being "closed-minded" by refusing to consider President Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 29, 2016
Trump would destroy progressive movement if he gets to pick top court justice: Clinton
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton rebuked Senate Republicans on Monday for denying a hearing to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, accusing them of obstructionism, and warned of dangers if Donald Trump appointed the next justice.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 29, 2016
Clinton to rip Trump, Republicans over snub of Obama's top court pick
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton will assail the prospect of a Donald Trump-appointed U.S. Supreme Court justice on Monday, her campaign said, as she seeks to regain momentum from party rival Bernie Sanders, the winner of three weekend nominating contests.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 25, 2016
Biden chides Senate snub of Obama top court pick, denies he set precedent; voter poll backs him
Joe Biden on Thursday ramped up White House efforts to get a Senate confirmation hearing for Supreme Court selection Merrick Garland, as the U.S. vice president offered the most vigorous defense yet of his 1992 comments that senators should not consider a nominee in a presidential election year.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 21, 2016
McConnell calls Obama justice pick Garland NRA foe, rules out 'lame duck' vote on nomination
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday ruled out the possibility that the Senate could confirm President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee in a "lame duck" congressional session after the November presidential election.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 15, 2016
Republicans ready full court press against any Obama justice pick, even one GOP-backed
The Republican Party on Monday stepped up its fight against any U.S. Supreme Court nominee put forward by President Barack Obama while the president's allies hit back against a conservative group's attack on a judge who had been considered for the job.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 8, 2016
Tokyo court rejects retrial bid over 1959 ruling that U.S. military's presence in Japan is constitutional
The Tokyo District Court on Tuesday dismissed a retrial request over a 1959 Supreme Court ruling that found the U.S. military's presence in Japan constitutional.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 8, 2016
U.S. top court strikes down Alabama rejection of lesbian's parental rights over adopted trio
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday overturned an Alabama judicial ruling that had refused to recognize a gay woman's parental rights over three children she adopted with her lesbian partner and raised from birth.
EDITORIALS
Mar 4, 2016
Supreme Court's dementia ruling
The Supreme Court provides some peace of mind to people having to look after elderly relatives suffering from dementia.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 4, 2016
Obama-led EPA rule to curb mercury air pollution stands: Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Obama administration on Thursday in rebuffing a bid by 20 states to halt an Environmental Protection Agency rule to curb emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from power plants.
JAPAN / Society / FOCUS
Mar 2, 2016
Municipalities tie up with co-ops to watch over dementia patients
Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling siding with a family over a rail operator in a case where a dementia suffer was struck and killed by a train highlights the burdens faced by family caregivers and the need for society to offer them assistance, an expert on the mental illness has said.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LABOR PAINS
Feb 29, 2016
'Landmark' ruling sent Japan's foreign residents back to welfare limbo
Widely misunderstood 2014 case reaffirmed the decades-old stopgap that means noncitizens can receive support but can't appeal if their application is rejected.
COMMENTARY / Japan / SENTAKU MAGAZINE
Feb 25, 2016
Supreme Court, Abe battle over judicial independence
The Supreme Court is locked in a war with the Abe administration over the independence of the judicial branch.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 24, 2016
Pachinko parlor arsonist loses appeal against death sentence
The nation's top court has upheld the death sentence of a man convicted of arson in which five people died.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 24, 2016
'Obstruction on steroids' as McConnell says Senate won't confirm any Obama pick for top court
The U.S. Senate will not confirm a Supreme Court nominee from President Barack Obama during his last year in office, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday.

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