Tag - us-supreme-court



Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 29, 2015
In divided Supreme Court weighing gay marriage, Kennedy sends mixed aignals
A pivotal justice sent mixed signals as the U.S. Supreme Court divided along ideological lines during arguments in a historic case that could legalize gay weddings nationwide.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 10, 2015
Parents ruled not liable for motorcycle accident caused by son's soccer ball
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled the parents of a boy are not liable for a motorcycle accident that occurred after their son kicked a soccer ball out of the school grounds, overturning a lower court ruling that held the parents liable for the accident.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 22, 2015
Confederate flag license plate battle reaches U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday takes up a free speech case on whether Texas was wrong in rejecting a specialty vehicle license plate displaying the Confederate flag, which is to some an emblem of Southern pride and to others a symbol of racism.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 5, 2015
Roberts, Obamacare savior in 2012, seems inscrutable this time
U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts, who cast the decisive vote in 2012 to beat back the first major challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law, kept his cards close on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 26, 2015
Top court backs Kaiyukan on sex harassment suspensions
In a first, the Supreme Court backs sexual harassment penalties issued by an Osaka aquarium, overturning a high court ruling.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Feb 26, 2015
Fisherman let off the hook in U.S. Supreme Court white-collar crime ruling
The U.S. Supreme Court threw overboard on Tuesday a Florida fisherman's conviction under an evidence-tampering provision of a federal white collar crime law for disposing of undersized red grouper fish while he was under investigation.
Feb 24, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court hands victory to Cuban cigar company
The U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to a state-owned Cuban cigar company on Monday by declining to intervene in its long-running battle with a U.S.-based rival over the Cohiba trademark that both use for their products.
Japan Times
Feb 23, 2015
Badges of honor: What Japan's legal lapel pins really mean
I finally have a lapel badge. After almost two decades of working in Japan-related law jobs, this is a big deal.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 19, 2015
Supreme Court upholds Kubota liability in asbestos death case
The Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that found asbestos used at a Kubota Corp. plant caused fatal mesothelioma in a man who lived near the plant and ordered the company to pay ¥31.9 million in damages to his relatives.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 19, 2015
Top court finalizes death sentence over 2008 Akihabara murder rampage
The Supreme Court has finalized the death sentence for a man convicted of killing seven people and wounding 10 others in an indiscriminate rampage in Tokyo's Akihabara district in 2008, court officials said Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 5, 2015
Supreme Court nullifies two death sentences handed down by lay judges
The Supreme Court has upheld two separate rulings that overturned death sentences handed down in lay judge trials to two men facing robbery-murder charges.
Jan 25, 2015
It's OK to film people in public in Japan, if the conditions justify it
A reader asks, 'In Japan, is it OK to film other people in public?'
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 14, 2014
At America's court of last resort, a handful of lawyers now dominates the docket
The marble facade of the U.S. Supreme Court building proclaims a high ideal: "Equal Justice Under Law."
Dec 12, 2014
Supreme Court rejects residents' demand for new Okinawa base relocation assessment
The Supreme Court said Thursday it has rejected a demand from local residents for the central government to conduct a fresh environmental impact assessment for the planned relocation of a major U.S. base in Okinawa.
JAPAN / Society
Dec 11, 2014
Top court finalizes ruling against anti-Korean group's hate speech
The Supreme Court dismisses an appeal from a group of anti-Korean activists who used hate speech during a demonstration against a Korean school in Kyoto.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 8, 2014
Liberia court lifts order suspending election campaign due to Ebola
Liberia's Supreme Court on Sunday lifted a government order suspending campaigning in and around the capital for next week's Senate election imposed on the grounds that electioneering risks spreading the Ebola virus.
Nov 28, 2014
Foot-dragging on vote-disparity fix
The parties and lawmakers need to set aside their own interests and bring the gap in the value of votes within constitutionally acceptable levels.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 27, 2014
Vote-value disparity ensures rural few maintain clout over urban masses
In the nation's elections, it can take five city dwellers to match the voting power of a single farmer.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 26, 2014
Supreme Court assails vote disparity in 2013 election but doesn't nullify results
The Upper House election in the summer of 2013 was borderline unconstitutional due to an “outrageous” disparity in the weight of votes between districts, the Supreme Court said.
Nov 26, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court to weigh challenge to Obama mercury air pollution rule
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to weigh a challenge by industry groups and some states to an Obama administration regulation intended to limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants.


People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?