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US SUPREME COURT

Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LAW OF THE LAND
May 13, 2018
When 'Japanese only' rules were OK, and other odd Supreme Court cases
Did that headline grab you? I hope so, because how else are we supposed to get you to read an article about Japanese Supreme Court cases?
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 25, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court seems ideologically split over Texas electoral districts allegedly favoring whites
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared divided along ideological lines as it heard a bid by Texas to revive Republican-drawn electoral districts thrown out by a lower court for diluting the clout of black and Hispanic voters.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 5, 2018
Former university student appeals life sentence for murders at top court
The defense team for a 22-year-old former Nagoya University student launched an appeal on Thursday against a high court ruling upholding a life sentence for the 2014 murder of an elderly woman and other attempted murders while the student was attending high school, officials at the high court said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 3, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court rejects release of anti-abortion activists' undercover videos
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by anti-abortion activists to win the release of videos they surreptitiously recorded at meetings of abortion providers.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 20, 2018
U.S. top court rejects Arizona bid to bar 'Dreamers' from getting driver's licenses
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday required Arizona to continue to issue driver's licenses to the so-called Dreamer immigrants and refused to hear the state's challenge to an Obama-era program that protects hundreds of thousands of young adults brought into the country illegally as children.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 15, 2018
Supreme Court breaks new ground, ruling in favor of U.S.-based Japanese father in international custody battle
The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in favor of a U.S.-based Japanese father seeking to reunite with his teenage son, who was taken by his estranged wife to Japan in 2016, concluding that the wife's dogged refusal to abide by an earlier court order mandating the minor's repatriation amounts to her "illegally...
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 28, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court wrestles with Microsoft privacy fight over data stored overseas
Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared unsure how to resolve a dispute between Microsoft Corp. and the Justice Department over whether U.S. law should allow prosecutors to compel technology companies to hand over data stored overseas.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Feb 15, 2018
Trudeau says Canada will create framework to guarantee indigenous rights, ditch colonial policies
Canada will create a legal framework to guarantee the rights of indigenous people in all government decisions, doing away with policies built to serve colonial interests, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday.
EDITORIALS
Jan 27, 2018
Monitoring use of secret funds
A Supreme Court ruling provides an opportunity to retool information disclosure on the use of secret government funds.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 19, 2018
Aum trials seen near completion as top court upholds life term for Katsuya Takahashi
The trials related to Aum Shinrikyo, the doomsday cult that executed the deadly sarin attack on the Tokyo subway system in 1995, are close to ending after the Supreme Court rejected an appeal by a former cultist.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 19, 2018
Supreme Court orders partial disclosure of documents detailing Japanese government's secret funds
The Supreme Court orders the disclosure of documents on the government's secret funds but allows information on who received them and how they were used to stay secret.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 19, 2018
October snap poll constitutional, court rules
A court ruled Friday that the vote disparity in last October's House of Representatives election was constitutional, in the first decision among a series of lawsuits challenging the results of the general election.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 17, 2018
Trump camp seeks Supreme Court appeal of 'Dreamer' immigrant ruling
The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday said it will ask the Supreme Court to overturn a judge's ruling last week that blocked President Donald Trump's move to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 10, 2018
Newly minted Japanese Supreme Court justice will issue rulings under maiden name, breaking with long tradition
Yuko Miyazaki, newly appointed to the country's top court, says she will issue her legal judgments under her maiden name — Miyazaki — becoming Japan's first woman to abandon the court's long tradition of using one's legal name after marriage.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 27, 2017
Japan's Supreme Court upholds acquittal of ex-Aum Shinrikyo cult member in Tokyo bombing case
The Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that acquitted former Aum Shinrikyo cult member Naoko Kikuchi over her role in a 1995 parcel bombing at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 15, 2017
Japan's top court rules that failed horse racing bets are tax deductible
A Hokkaido civil servant wins his lawsuit against the National Tax Agency as the Supreme Court rules that losses on horse bets can be treated as tax deductions.
EDITORIALS
Dec 14, 2017
Top court rules on NHK fees
NHK should realize that it's desirable to win the support of TV owners when asking them to sign subscription contracts.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 7, 2017
Architect of Japan's lay judge system to become chief justice at Supreme Court
The Cabinet on Friday tapped Supreme Court Justice Naoto Otani, the architect of Japan's lay judge system, to be head of the top court starting next month.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 7, 2017
Top court decision on NHK fees raises questions over broadcaster's relevance in the internet age
The Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday legally requiring television owners to pay for a subscription to NHK is raising new questions about the role and relevance of the public broadcaster, at a time when young people are increasingly watching shows on the internet rather than on television sets.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 6, 2017
TV owners are legally obliged to pay NHK fee: Japan's Supreme Court
The Supreme Court says TV owners are legally required to sign up with NHK and pay a subscription fee, dismissing a claim the system violates freedom of contract rights.

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