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US SUPREME COURT

Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 17, 2018
Judge lobbed political bomb at Trump by nullifying Obamacare amid president's quest for re-election
An explosive court ruling to wipe out Obamacare has revived the acrimonious health care battle in Washington and tossed a political bomb in President Donald Trump's lap as he gears up to run for re-election.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 6, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court ends fight over Obama-era net neutrality rules by not taking up repeal bid
The legal fight over a 2016 lower court ruling upholding Obama-era net neutrality regulations aimed at ensuring a free and open internet — rules that have since been repealed by President Donald Trump's administration — came to a formal end on Monday, with the U.S. Supreme Court declining to take up the matter.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 1, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court split on Google privacy settlement in class action suits
U.S. Supreme Court justices, in an internet privacy case involving Google, disagreed on Wednesday over whether to rein in a form of settlement in class action lawsuits that awards money to charities and other third parties instead of to people affected by the alleged wrongdoing.
EDITORIALS
Oct 20, 2018
Clarify evidence disclosure rules
It is time that a clear and equitable system for disclosure of evidence regarding pleas for retrials is established.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 20, 2018
New York witches aim hex at Supreme Court's Brett Kavanaugh despite death threats
Melissa Madara was not surprised to receive death threats on Friday as her Brooklyn witchcraft store prepared to host a public hexing of newly confirmed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh this weekend.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 18, 2018
Japanese judge becomes first to be reprimanded for a post made on social media following 'prejudicial' tweet
The Supreme Court said Wednesday it will reprimand a 52-year-old judge for his controversial social media post earlier this year, marking a first in Japan.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 9, 2018
Freshly minted Justice Brett Kavanaugh gets to work at U.S. Supreme Court
Just three days after he was narrowly confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court despite facing allegations of sexual assault, Brett Kavanaugh is set to take his seat on the bench on Tuesday morning, solidifying a conservative majority for years to come.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 8, 2018
GOP's Susan Collins downplays talk her vote for Brett Kavanaugh will backfire at polls as Susan Rice eyes run
Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine downplayed the threat of a re-election challenge in 2020, as lawmakers' votes both for and against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in his contentious confirmation battle generate political backlash.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 6, 2018
Kavanaugh on U.S. Supreme Court: Sparks or harmony?
When Clarence Thomas took a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1991, he had only barely survived a series of bitter Senate hearings on allegations of sexual harassment that divided the country.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 6, 2018
Confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh all but sure after long, bitter fight
President Donald Trump's nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, looked headed for a lifetime job on the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday after two crucial senators said that sexual misconduct accusations against the judge would not prevent them from voting to confirm him.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Oct 5, 2018
With Kavanaugh probe firing up Republican base, Trump likely a winner whether judge confirmed or not
The ugly partisan brawl over U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation remains undecided, but President Donald Trump appears likely to come out on top regardless of the outcome.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 5, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh does not belong on Supreme Court, retired Justice John Paul Stevens says
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said on Thursday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh does not belong on the high court because of "potential bias" he showed in his recent Senate confirmation hearing.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 5, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh attempts spin control after Senate outburst as retired justice opposes his nomination
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh wrote in an opinion article Thursday that he "might have been too emotional" and "said a few things I should not have said" during last week's Senate hearing on sexual assault allegations against him.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 3, 2018
Key GOP U.S. senator concerned about Brett Kavanaugh's 'partisan' tone
A Republican U.S. senator who could be pivotal in determining whether President Donald Trump's nominee Brett Kavanaugh gets to sit on the Supreme Court raised concerns on Tuesday about the judge's "partisan" tone at last week's hearing into sexual misconduct allegations.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 2, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh college visit to bar erupted in fight in 1985, classmate says
Future Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and two fellow Yale University students were in an off-campus bar back in 1985.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 29, 2018
More than 20 million Americans glued to U.S. Supreme Court hearing telecasts
The high-stakes Senate hearing on the nomination of U.S. Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh riveted American television viewers with roughly 20.4 million people tuning in on six broadcast and cable networks, according to Nielsen data released Friday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Sep 28, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh's fiery denial during testimony gives Republicans cover to vote 'Yes'
Brett Kavanaugh's passionate denial of allegations of sexual misconduct may have convinced Republicans who want to vote "yes" to put him on the Supreme Court that they can overlook his accuser's credible and moving testimony.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 28, 2018
In #MeToo era, Ford lauded on left and right as honest and brave
Christine Blasey Ford began her testimony in front of a Senate committee by saying she was "terrified," and at times she looked it.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 26, 2018
Trump calls allegations against his top court nominee a 'con game being played by the Democrats'
President Donald Trump, fighting to shore up his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court in a divided U.S. Senate, on Tuesday called sexual misconduct allegations against the judge "a con game being played by the Democrats."
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 21, 2018
Accuser of Trump's high court nominee willing to testify if terms are fair and her safety is ensured: reports
A lawyer for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault told a Senate panel the professor would be willing to testify next week if it provides "terms that are fair and which ensure her safety," an email obtained by U.S. media on Thursday showed.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
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