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US SUPREME COURT

Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 17, 2021
Japan top court holds state liable for asbestos diseases in workers
The ruling said the government was negligent in its duty to protect workers from contracting lung cancer and other diseases linked to asbestos.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 10, 2021
Biden forms panel to study possible U.S. Supreme Court expansion
The a bipartisan commission will study potential U.S. Supreme Court changes including expanding the number of justices beyond the current nine.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 7, 2021
Disorder from the courts
Judges have probably done as much as any band of revolutionaries to disrupt political systems — in the process often undermining, rather than advancing, the cause of justice.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 24, 2021
Top court says free land offer for Confucian temple was unconstitutional
The case, in Okinawa, is the third case in which the Supreme Court found a violation of the Constitution that bans religious organizations from receiving privileges from the state.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Nov 28, 2020
A job for life, or not? A class divide deepens in Japan.
Recent court rulings threaten to further entrench the long-standing divide between so-called regular workers and the growing ranks of nonregular workers, many of whom are women.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 18, 2020
Japan's top court rules 2019 election vote weight gap is constitutional
Following 16 conflicting rulings from lower courts, the top court rejected the plaintiffs' demand for the outcomes of the House of Councilors election held on July 21, 2019, to be nullified.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 23, 2020
Biden punts on expanding Supreme Court, calling for panel on issue
The matter took on new urgency after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died last month and Republicans rushed to fill her seat amid the election endgame.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 15, 2020
Japan's top court rules against denying allowances to fixed-term employees
The top court's judgment in favor of nonregular workers came two days after its rulings against them in two other cases.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 13, 2020
Japan's top court backs no bonus payment for employee on hourly wage
The Supreme Court ruled that treating an employee on a short-term contract with an hourly wage differently to a regular employee was not unreasonable.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 2, 2020
Tats not all, folks: Behind the Supreme Court's tattoo ruling
Supreme Court ruling in tattoo case can be seen as a rare example of Japan's courts second-guessing a regulator as to the interpretation of regulations.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 27, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett picked by Trump to push court further to right
The loss of liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the confirmation of the conservative Barrett, 48, could cement the court's rightward shift for a generation.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 26, 2020
Trump Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett known for conservative religious views
In planning to nominate Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court, President Donald Trump has selected a federal appeals court judge who has staked out conservative legal positions on key hot-button issues in three years on the bench.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 24, 2020
A new justice wouldn't guarantee a pro-Trump election verdict
For liberal court watchers, the situation is dire. But it is not yet time to write off the Supreme Court.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 22, 2020
Trump to name Supreme Court pick by Saturday
Democrats' hope of keeping the seat empty faded when two Republican senators, Chuck Grassley and Cory Gardner, signaled their support for moving forward quickly.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 20, 2020
How Mitch McConnell can quickly push through Trump's top court nominee
The process is likely to be ugly, but it can be done.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Sep 20, 2020
Sudden Supreme Court vacancy a new 'wild card' in U.S. presidential race
The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has injected a volatile new element into the last stretch of a turbulent U.S. presidential race, potentially shifting the focus away from the coronavirus pandemic and the stagnant economy into a political battle over her successor.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 19, 2020
Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominees list gets new scrutiny following justice's death
U.S. President Donald Trump, who counts his two Supreme Court appointments as among his greatest successes, last week issued a new list of 20 potential nominees to the court. There was no vacancy at the time, and the exercise seemed aimed at focusing attention on an issue that had helped secure his election...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 29, 2020
Tokyo High Court says Twitter need not delete tweets on arrest history
A lower court had ruled in favor of the man but Twitter Inc. appealed the ruling.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jun 16, 2020
Next LGBT rights legal battle looms after U.S. Supreme Court victory
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling protecting LGBT rights in the workplace sets the stage for another major legal fight over the scope of religious-rights exemptions to certain federal laws that could dilute the landmark decision's impact.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 6, 2020
How a union and the Supreme Court shield Minneapolis police
After years of enjoying the protection of a powerful union, could the death of George Floyd open police officers in Minneapolis up to greater scrutiny?

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