Tag - us-supreme-court



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.
Nov 11, 2014
Kansas asks U.S. Supreme Court to put gay marriage on hold
Kansas asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to prevent gay marriage from going into effect in the state while it appeals a federal judge's ruling last week that its ban on same-sex nuptials violates the U.S. Constitution.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 6, 2014
Yokohama court rules deportation order for Colombian is illegal
The Yokohama District Court has ruled against a deportation order for a 21-year-old Colombian man who entered Japan illegally at the age of 10 along with his mother in 2003.
Nov 4, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court divided on Jerusalem passport case
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared closely divided on Monday as it considered whether Congress overstepped its authority in passing a law designed to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports.
Japan Times
Oct 29, 2014
'Maternity harassment' verdict benefits women, men — and our humanity
The landmark quality of the Supreme Court ruling cannot be overstated. If women can be demoted for getting pregnant, then women who care about their careers will hesitate to have children at all.
Oct 28, 2014
Shiozaki apologizes to plaintiffs in asbestos suits
Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki has apologized to the plaintiffs in two suits in which the Supreme Court held the government responsible for failing to prevent factory workers from being exposed to asbestos.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 22, 2014
Government agrees to pay damages to asbestos workers after Supreme Court win
Health minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki says Tokyo will settle a pending asbestos suit brought by Osaka Prefecture factory workers and their families, after the Supreme Court ruled in their favor.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 18, 2014
Supreme Court probing validity of closed-door trials for leprosy patients
The Supreme Court has begun to examine the legitimacy of the former practice of trying criminal defendants afflicted with leprosy outside the courts, usually at state-run sanatoriums or detention centers, due to fears of infection, sources said Saturday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 9, 2014
Asbestos victims win landmark legal battle as state faulted for poor ventilation
In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court rules that the Japanese government acted illegally in failing to require ventilation for asbestos mills, holding it liable for ¥330 million in redress.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Oct 7, 2014
Gay couples cheer U.S. Supreme Court move, make wedding, family plans
Marina Gomberg was in bed on Monday morning when she heard the news that the U.S. Supreme Court had effectively made gay marriage legal again in Utah and she immediately started dreaming that she and her wife could become mothers.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 7, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court dodges gay marriage, effectively allowing same-sex weddings in five more states
The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to decide once and for all whether states can ban gay marriage, a surprising move that will allow gay men and women to get married in five additional states, with more likely to follow quickly.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 2, 2014
Top court upholds guilty verdict for former secretary of Ozawa
The Supreme Court has upheld lower court rulings that found a former secretary to veteran lawmaker Ichiro Ozawa guilty of failing to report political funds, the top court said Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 19, 2014
Top court expected to rule against hospital that demoted a therapist because she was pregnant
The Supreme Court is expected to rule next month that a hospital in Hiroshima Prefecture violated the Equal Employment Opportunity Law by demoting a physical therapist who got pregnant.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 2, 2014
Supreme Court upholds death penalty handed down by lay judges for first time
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence handed down by lay judges for the first time since the citizen judge system came into being five years ago.
WORLD / Society
Aug 21, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court puts hold on gay marriage in Virginia
The U.S. Supreme Court stopped gay marriage in Virginia from going ahead on Wednesday, staying an appeals court ruling that had struck down a state ban.


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