Tag - us-supreme-court



Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jul 30, 2015
Top court dashes appeal hours before 1993 Mumbai 'driving spirit' bomber due to hang
Yakub Memon's last hope of avoiding the hangman's noose for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bombings was dashed on Wednesday, after India's Supreme Court threw out his final plea for mercy hours before he was due to be executed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 10, 2015
Child sex abuse victim says ruling underlines need to change law
The case of a woman in her 40s who successfully sued her childhood molester has underscored the need for Japan to grant sexual abuse survivors longer statutes of limitations, her lawyers say.
Japan Times
Jun 29, 2015
Japanese gay rights activists, academics say U.S. marriage ruling may help their cause
Gay rights activists and legal experts said Monday they hope the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage will give impetus to moves in Japan to embrace sexual diversity and go a long way toward initiating calls for legalization of gay marriages here.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jun 27, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage nationwide
The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, in a historic triumph for the American gay rights movement.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 18, 2015
National ruckus over security bills puts spotlight on Supreme Court
The verbal war over the national security bills is heating up now that Japan's constitutional scholars have clearly branded Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reinterpretation of war-renouncing Article 9 and all legislation based on it as unconstitutional.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 12, 2015
Supreme Court rejects plea for retrial of Aum founder Asahara
The Supreme Court has finalized its decision not to grant a retrial for Aum Shinrikyo cult founder Shoko Asahara, who is on death row for masterminding the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system among other charges, sources said Tuesday.
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.


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