Tag - us-supreme-court



JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 30, 2017
Japan's top court expected to uphold rejection of suit seeking recognition for atomic bomb survivors
The Supreme Court is expected to mostly uphold in December a lower court ruling that rejected a suit filed by 388 people who were in the vicinity of Nagasaki during the 1945 atomic bombing, and have been seeking official recognition as survivors.
Japan Times
Nov 29, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court wary about widening corporate whistle-blower protections
Conservative and liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared reluctant to broaden protections for corporate insiders who blow the whistle on securities law violations or fraud by their companies.
Japan Times
Nov 5, 2017
At the polls, a sweep for Abe and a rubber stamp for Japan's Supreme Court judges
Perhaps unwittingly, Japanese voters just gave their silent nod to the seven most recent appointees to the nation's top court.
Japan Times
Oct 17, 2017
Supreme Court agrees to rule on U.S. demand for Microsoft email data stored abroad
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to resolve a major privacy dispute between the Justice Department and Microsoft Corp over whether prosecutors should get access to emails stored on company servers overseas.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Sep 27, 2017
Trump lawyer tells court law does not ban discrimination against gay workers
(A Trump administration lawyer on Tuesday urged a U.S. appeals court in Manhattan to rule that federal law does not ban discrimination against gay employees.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Sep 26, 2017
Trump travel ban seen on more solid ground as top court drops hearing but critics say Muslims still target
The Supreme Court signaled on Monday it may dismiss a challenge to President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban after the White House announced tailored restrictions on eight countries that legal experts said stand a better chance at holding up in court.
Japan Times
Aug 16, 2017
Dentsu may not escape with summary justice
Last month, a Tokyo summary court judge ruled that advertising giant Dentsu would not get away with just paying a fine for violating the Labor Standards Act attributable to a culture of excessive overtime blamed for the death of several employees. The company will have to endure scrutiny of its employment...
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jul 28, 2017
Federal law doesn't ban discrimination against gay workers, U.S. Justice Department tells court
The Trump administration told a U.S. appeals court that federal law does not ban discrimination against gay employees, a sharp reversal of the position former President Barack Obama took on a key civil rights issue.
Japan Times
Jul 16, 2017
When open minds fight closed courts in Japan
Pressure from academic Lawrence Repeta opened Japan's courts to scrutiny by journalists from outside the press clubs, as well as scholars and bloggers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 14, 2017
Mom prevails as top court upholds ruling in high-profile custody rights case
The Supreme Court has upheld a decision that granted a mother custody of her 9-year-old daughter, finalizing a high-profile dispute over custody rights.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 27, 2017
Conservative justices give Trump victory by partially reviving travel ban
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by reviving parts of his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries and refugees and agreeing to decide its legality later this year in a major test of presidential powers.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 15, 2017
Trump camp amends travel ban start date to keep legal battle alive
The Trump administration on Wednesday moved to amend the starting date of its proposed 90-day travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority countries in a bid to keep its legal battle alive.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 14, 2017
Death penalty upheld for 2009 triple boyfriend killer
The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the death sentence of a 42-year-old woman convicted of killing three men she met through an online dating service in the Tokyo area in 2009.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 4, 2017
Republicans plan 'nuclear option' after Democrats ready filibuster against Gorsuch
Democrats on Monday amassed enough support to block a U.S. Senate confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, but Republicans vowed to change the Senate rules to ensure the conservative judge gets the lifetime job.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 28, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court refuses to review challenge to California 'comfort women' statue
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a case calling for the removal of a "comfort women" statue in California, ending a three-year legal challenge brought by U.S. plaintiffs supported by the Japanese government.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 15, 2017
GPS data collection illegal without warrants, top court rules
The Supreme Court ruled that the collection of GPS data by police without a warrant during an investigation into a suspect in a string of thefts was illegal.
Feb 8, 2017
Limiting the right to be forgotten
According to the Supreme Court, search results can be ordered deleted only when the value of privacy protection clearly surpasses that of information disclosure.
Feb 1, 2017
Trump's court pick conservative but not extremist
Democrats should think hard before trying to depict Neil Gorsuch as a radical conservative — a bruising confirmation fight could push him in the wrong direction.
Dec 15, 2016
Air base noise pollution problem
A Supreme Court decision is likely to set precedents against lower courts granting compensation for problems caused by the operation of military aircraft.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 8, 2016
Supreme Court overturns ruling to suspend nighttime SDF flights at Atsugi air base
The court also denied the plaintiffs' call for compensation for future damages caused by noise pollution, but ordered the state to pay past damages.


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