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US SUPREME COURT

Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 28, 2020
U.S. Supreme Court lets hard-line Trump immigration policy take effect
The U.S. Supreme Court gave the go-ahead Monday for one of President Donald Trump's hard-line immigration policies, allowing his administration to implement a rule denying legal permanent residency to certain immigrants deemed likely to require government assistance in the future.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 3, 2020
The U.S. Supreme Court's past decade could be liberals' last gasp
A shift to the right in the 2020s could last for a generation.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 2, 2020
U.S. chief justice who will preside over Trump's trial prefers to fly under the radar
U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts will be a central figure in the ongoing drama of the Donald Trump presidency in the coming months. He is due to preside over a Senate impeachment trial, while the Supreme Court he leads will rule on a titanic clash over the president's attempts to keep his financial records...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 23, 2019
Japan revises guidelines for child support payments
Under the new standards, the value of monthly child support may increase by some u00a510,000 to u00a520,000 depending on the parents' income levels.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LAW OF THE LAND
Dec 23, 2019
The Reiwa Daijosai: Pomp, circumstance and litigation
The separation of church and state in Japan comes under scrutiny in the new era. However, we've been down this road before.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 17, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court leaves in place ruling barring prosecution of homeless
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Boise's defense of its policy of sometimes prosecuting homeless people for sleeping in public after a lower court found ordinances in Idaho's capital violated the U.S. Constitution's bar on cruel and unusual punishment.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 13, 2019
Sapporo court orders Google to erase search results on arrest of man in dropped sex assault case
In the first domestic court ruling of its kind, the search giant must erase some of the results as they imply the plaintiff was found guilty, damaging his reputation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 11, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court justices lean toward insurers over $12 billion in Obamacare claims
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared sympathetic to claims made by health insurers seeking $12 billion from the federal government under a program set up by the Obamacare law aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to previously uninsured Americans.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 6, 2019
Trump turns to U.S. Supreme Court as last chance to keep his finances secret
President Donald Trump on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep his financial records out of the hands of a Democratic-led congressional panel, setting up a major clash between branches of government.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 3, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court justices wrestle over dismissing major gun case
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday grappled with whether to dismiss a challenge to a New York City handgun ordinance and sidestep a ruling that could lead to an expansion of gun rights.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 22, 2019
House panel urges U.S. Supreme Court not to protect Trump financial records
A Democratic-led House of Representatives committee on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to prevent President Donald Trump's longtime accounting firm from handing over his financial records that have been subpoenaed by lawmakers.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 7, 2019
Trump tax return case teed up to hinge on Chief Justice John Roberts
Fighting to keep his tax returns secret, President Donald Trump will soon ask the Supreme Court to grant him "temporary absolute immunity" from any criminal investigation while he's in office. The case sets up yet another test for the court's new swing voter, Chief Justice John Roberts, who is devoted...
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 6, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court justices navigate video piracy case over Blackbeard's ship
U.S. Supreme Court justices struggled to navigate between the rights of states and individuals on Tuesday as they weighed a documentary filmmaker's bid to revive his lawsuit against North Carolina state officials he accuses of unlawfully pirating his footage of notorious English pirate Blackbeard's wrecked...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 11, 2019
Japan's top court finalizes ¥1.44 billion in damages for 84 deaths at school in 3/11 tsunami
The decision was sealed after the Supreme Court rejected an appeal filed by the Ishinomaki municipal and Miyagi prefectural governments over blame for the tragic evacuation plan.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 9, 2019
For LGBT activists outside U.S. Supreme Court, discrimination cases have familiar ring
For many of the hundreds of LGBT activists demonstrating outside the U.S. Supreme Court during arguments in major cases on gay and transgender rights, the story being told inside about plaintiffs Gerald Bostock and Aimee Stephens sounded all too familiar.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 13, 2019
Japan's Supreme Court orders review of Nagasaki dike floodgate case
The Supreme Court on Friday scrapped a lower court ruling involving the floodgates of a dike at Isahaya Bay, sending a protracted legal battle over a state-run land reclamation project in Nagasaki Prefecture back to the Fukuoka High Court.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 2, 2019
Courts to allow online submissions of documents and evidence for civil lawsuits from 2021
The Supreme Court plans to allow online submissions of documents and evidence for civil lawsuits handled by courts across the nation as early as fiscal 2021, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 29, 2019
Japan's top court dismisses damages over exclusion of pro-North Korea schools from tuition waiver
The Supreme Court has dismissed a damages claim filed over the government's decision to exclude pro-Pyongyang Korean schools from its tuition-free program for high schools, upholding lower court rulings that found the policy lawful.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 5, 2019
Courtroom records of landmark postwar civil cases binned across Japan
Almost all judgments in the cases investigated have been preserved, but most of the other documents related to hearings during the trials were not, resulting in a loss of valuable historical records.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 27, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court lets Trump use disputed Pentagon funds for border wall
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday handed President Donald Trump a victory by letting his administration redirect $2.5 billion in money approved by Congress for the Pentagon to help build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border even though lawmakers refused to provide funding.

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