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US SUPREME COURT

Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 4, 2019
Trump denies retreat on census citizenship question, contradicting own officials
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said his administration had not dropped its efforts to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census, contradicting statements made by his own officials, including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 28, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court says it can't stop politicians redrawing electoral maps to their advantage
In a major blow to election reformers, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected efforts to rein in electoral map manipulation by politicians aimed at entrenching one party in power, a practice known as partisan gerrymandering that critics have said warps democracy.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 28, 2019
Trump fumes as U.S. Supreme Court blocks census citizenship question
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday handed President Donald Trump a stinging defeat, blocking his contentious citizenship question planned for the 2020 census because officials gave a "contrived" rationale and prompting Trump to suggest an extraordinary delay in the constitutionally mandated population count.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 26, 2019
In rare move, Japan's Supreme Court rejects lower court rulings for retrial of woman, 92, over 1979 murder
The Supreme Court said Wednesday it has rejected lower and high court decisions to hold a retrial for a 92-year-old woman who served 10 years in prison over the 1979 murder of her former brother-in-law in Kagoshima Prefecture.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 25, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court allows foul language trademarks in F-word case
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a long-standing U.S. ban on trademarks on "immoral" or "scandalous" words and symbols, ruling in a case involving a clothing brand with an indelicate name that the law violates constitutional free speech rights.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 14, 2019
In setback for Apple, U.S. Supreme Court lets App Store antitrust suit proceed
A divided U.S. Supreme Court has given the go-ahead to an antitrust lawsuit accusing Apple Inc. of forcing consumers to overpay for iPhone software applications, a decision that could lead to billions of dollars in damages and put the company's lucrative way of selling apps at risk.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 23, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court takes up major gay and transgender job discrimination cases
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether U.S. law banning workplace discrimination on the basis of sex protects gay and transgender workers, as the conservative-majority court waded into a fierce dispute involving a divisive social issue.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 20, 2019
Japan's Supreme Court gives approval for retrial of former nurse who served prison term over 2003 murder
The top court has given its approval for the retrial of a nurse who was convicted of murdering a 72-year-old male patient at a hospital in Shiga Prefecture and has already served a prison term.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 13, 2019
Owners of TV-capable cellphones must pay NHK public channel fees, Japan's top court rules
The Supreme Court has finalized high court rulings ordering owners of cellphones with TV functions to pay a subscription fee to NHK, it was learned Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 20, 2019
Japan's Supreme Court rejects man's damages claim against ex-wife's partner over adultery
The Supreme Court Tuesday rejected a damages claim brought by a man in his 40s against his former spouse's then-lover, infidelity with whom led, he claimed, to he and his wife's divorce.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Feb 20, 2019
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg active questioner in first argument since surgery
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an active participant as she sat for her first U.S. Supreme Court argument since she underwent lung cancer surgery two months ago.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Feb 10, 2019
Chief Justice John Roberts emerges as U.S. Supreme Court's swing vote
Pivotal votes cast by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts in abortion and death penalty cases have underscored his new standing as the Supreme Court's ideological center and the outsize role he may play in major rulings for years to come.
WORLD / Society
Feb 8, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court blocks restrictive Louisiana abortion law while litigation continues
A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday stopped a Louisiana law imposing strict regulations on abortion clinics from going into effect in its first major test on abortion since the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy last summer.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Feb 7, 2019
On abortion, Trump agenda likely leads to Supreme Court, not Congress
President Donald Trump urged lawmakers in his State of the Union address to put new limits on abortion, but partisan division in the U.S. Congress means the Supreme Court likely will set the agenda on the divisive issue, as it has for decades.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LAW OF THE LAND
Feb 6, 2019
The Supreme Court hews to the letter of the law on gender identity while laying the groundwork for future challenges
At no point have I ever had to grapple with the decision to have my genitals surgically removed. Perhaps the same is true for you. While these may seem an odd set of affirmations to open with, they help illustrate a basic truth: How we think about a law can vary greatly depending upon whether or not it is likely to affect us personally.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Feb 6, 2019
Japanese law needs to catch up with the realities of trans life
Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that the current law for gender transition is constitutional, though it registered that this law may fail to align with our current society. The law requires people wishing to change their official gender to be unmarried, have no minor children, be surgically sterilized and have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 23, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court again mum on Trump's 'Dreamers' appeals
The U.S. Supreme Court closed the door at least for now on President Donald Trump's effort to end protections for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants dubbed "Dreamers," with the justices again silent on Tuesday on three related appeals.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 9, 2019
U.S. top court's Brett Kavanaugh issues first opinion in unanimous arbitration case
The U.S. Supreme Court's newest member, Brett Kavanaugh, issued his first written opinion on Tuesday as the justices in a unanimous ruling bolstered companies' ability to use arbitration to resolve disputes with customers or other businesses.
WORLD
Jan 8, 2019
U.S. top court rules Exxon must hand over papers to aid probe into what it knew about climate change
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for Massachusetts' attorney general to obtain records from Exxon Mobil Corp. to probe whether the oil company for decades concealed its knowledge of the role fossil fuels play in climate change.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jan 8, 2019
Supreme Court snubs suit by actress Olivia de Havilland, 102, against FX Networks
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider reviving a lawsuit by 102-year-old Oscar-winning actress Olivia de Havilland accusing a Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. unit of falsely portraying her in a miniseries about a famous Hollywood feud.

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