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US SUPREME COURT

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...
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Sep 17, 2018
Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein urges FBI probe into sexual assault allegations against Trump's top court pick
U.S. Senate consideration of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become a Supreme Court justice should be put on hold until the FBI conducts an investigation into a California woman's allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump's nominee.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 8, 2018
Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on track as Senate hearing ends
Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court pick, on Friday appeared on track for Senate confirmation after a contentious four-day hearing in which he avoided any major stumbles even as Democrats tried to derail his nomination.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LAW OF THE LAND
Sep 5, 2018
Dog tale bites judge: His tweets muzzled, Japan's 'Judge White Briefs' faces his own trial
Disciplinary hearings for outspoken jurist over a dog-dumping story can only damage Japan's judiciary.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 31, 2018
On retirement, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, has go-to answers for staying on
For more than a decade, audiences and interviewers have had one pressing question for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: When will you retire?
WORLD / Politics
Jul 12, 2018
Supreme Court logic in upholding travel ban supports transgender-free military: Trump
The Trump administration is now claiming the upper hand in legal challenges to its prohibition on transgender Americans in the military thanks to the the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision upholding the travel ban against several predominantly Muslim nations.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 10, 2018
Kavanaugh resembles Roberts, but he's no clone
The U.S. Supreme Court chief justice has encountered some buyers' remorse, but that won't stop the confirmation of Trump's latest Supreme Court pick.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jul 10, 2018
Democrats mobilize over fears Trump's Supreme Court pick could endanger landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision
President Donald Trump said he would nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, a choice that could create the most conservative court in generations and threaten landmark rulings including the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 4, 2018
Trump speaks with three more possible U.S. Supreme Court candidates
President Donald Trump spoke on Tuesday with three possible candidates to fill a coming vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, the White House said, a day after he interviewed Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah about the job.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 30, 2018
Trump narrows U.S. Supreme Court list; to name nominee on July 9
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he plans to announce his nominee to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9, and that he has narrowed his list of candidates.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jun 28, 2018
Anthony Kennedy's exit seen threatening abortion and gay rights as Supreme Court is set to shift far right
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, announced on Wednesday, could put some of his signature rulings in jeopardy, including ones that expanded or preserved gay rights and abortion rights.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 27, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court condemns ruling that enabled internment of Japanese-Americans, but says travel ban is different
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, but in the process also overruled an infamous 1944 decision that allowed the internment of 120,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II because of concerns over homeland defense following...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LABOR PAINS
Jun 24, 2018
Two Japan Supreme Court cases clarify when discrimination against fixed-term workers is OK
June 1, 2018, saw two verdicts from two similar cases handed down by the Supreme Court, both based on the 2012 amendment to the Labor Contract Law.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 19, 2018
Iwao Hakamada, convicted of a quadruple murder in 1966, files appeal with Japan's top court to seek retrial
A man convicted in a 1966 quadruple murder case filed an appeal Monday with the Supreme Court to seek a retrial, his lawyers said, even though he was freed in 2014 after spending nearly half a century on death row.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 19, 2018
U.S. top court sidesteps major rulings on partisan gerrymandering electoral map manipulation
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a setback to election reformers by declining to use high-profile cases from Wisconsin and Maryland to curb the ability of state lawmakers to draw electoral districts purely for partisan advantage.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 15, 2018
Governor lays down $40 as New Jersey kicks off era of legalized sports betting
With two $20 bets and a rambunctious crowd awaiting their turn, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy placed the state's very first legal sports bets on Thursday, capping a years-long battle to end the ban on sports betting in the Garden State.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 11, 2018
Tokyo District Court holds first hearing on expats' right to vote on Supreme Court justices
Five Japanese living abroad claimed at the Tokyo District Court on Monday that their inability to participate in national reviews of Supreme Court justices was unconstitutional.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 5, 2018
Moot dispute: U.S. top court dumps ruling allowing teen in immigration custody to get abortion in 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling that let a pregnant illegal immigrant minor held in federal immigration custody obtain an abortion last year at age 17 over the objections of President Donald Trump's administration.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LAW OF THE LAND
Jun 3, 2018
Left-behind dad's last resort: Impeach Japan's Supreme Court judges
Dogged father in Hague Convention case shines a light on a check-and-balance on the judiciary that barely functions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 15, 2018
Leagues lose as U.S. Supreme Court paves way for states to legalize sports betting
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for states to legalize sports betting in a defeat for the major American sports leagues, endorsing New Jersey's bid to allow such wagering and striking down a 1992 federal law that prohibited it in most places.

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