- Otter appoints new judge to Idaho Court of Appeals Updated: Jul-02-15 2:32 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has appointed 3rd District Judge Molly J. Huskey to the Idaho Court of Appeals.
- Oklahoma governor appoints prosecutor as district judge Updated: Jul-02-15 12:52 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin today has appointed a state prosecutor as district judge for Garvin and McClain counties.
- New judge to take oath in Marshall County Updated: Jul-02-15 2:52 am
MOUNDSVILLE, West Virginia - A new judge for West Virginia's 2nd Circuit will take the oath of office at the Marshall County Courthouse.
- Gov. Martinez names Otero County attorney to open judge seat Updated: Jul-01-15 5:06 am
CARRIZOZO, New Mexico - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed an Otero County attorney to an open judge seat in the 12th Judicial District Division III in Carrizozo.
- Baker nominates Kafker to lead state appeals court Updated: Jun-30-15 5:01 pm
BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker has made the first judicial nomination of his administration, tapping state appeals court justice Scott Kafker to lead the court as chief justice.
- NC justices hear arguments between governors, lawmakers Updated: Jun-30-15 4:40 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Attorneys for North Carolina's current and past governors and legislative leaders offered the state Supreme Court Tuesday very different readings of the legislature's powers and limits in making appointments to boards and commissions.
- Vermont's new US attorney sworn in, says he's 'honored' Updated: Jun-30-15 4:21 pm
BURLINGTON, Vermont - Vermont has a new chief federal prosecutor. Lawyer Eric Miller was sworn in as U.S. attorney for the state on Tuesday.
- Gay marriage political fallout may show up first in Kentucky Updated: Jun-29-15 3:21 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Political fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage will likely show up first in Kentucky, one of the few conservative states where Democrats still control state government.
- Dayton ponders state high court diversity in upcoming picks Updated: Jun-29-15 12:23 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Ethnic and gender diversity will among Gov. Mark Dayton's considerations as he prepares to fill two upcoming openings on the Minnesota Supreme Court, the Democrat said Monday.
- Attorney named temporary judge for Va. 26th Judicial Circuit Updated: Jun-29-15 2:08 am
HARRISONBURG, Virginia - Harrisonburg attorney William W. Eldridge IV has been temporarily appointed as a general district court judge for the 26th Judicial Circuit.
- Judge rejects environmentalists' open-meetings lawsuit Updated: Jun-28-15 1:00 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - A Helena judge has rejected three environmental groups' claims that Gov. Steve Bullock violated the state's open-meeting laws by holding discussions before nominating 5.1 million acres of forest land for priority federal management.
- Analysis: Kansas abortion ruling could have sweeping effects Updated: Jun-28-15 12:37 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A judge's decision to block Kansas from banning a common second-trimester abortion procedure eventually could reshape the state's legal climate and intensify conservative Republicans' push to change how the highest court is selected.
- The Latest: Gay couples issued licenses, supporters rally Updated: Jun-26-15 8:22 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The latest on Kentucky reaction to the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states (all times local):
- Walker calls gay marriage ruling a 'grave mistake' Updated: Jun-26-15 2:56 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is expected to launch a run for president within weeks, on Friday called the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide a "grave mistake" and renewed his call for an amendment to the Constitution allowing states to determine who can marry.
- Minkler sworn in as US attorney/Indiana Southern District Updated: Jun-26-15 3:43 am
INDIANAPOLIS - A judge has sworn in the new federal prosecutor for Indiana's Southern District.
- The Latest: Kansas AG says abortion ruling 'unprecedented' Updated: Jun-25-15 9:19 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The latest on Kansas' first-in-the nation ban on a procedure that anti-abortion activists call "dismemberment abortion." (All times local):
- Hattiesburg mayor wants contempt finding dropped Updated: Jun-25-15 9:23 am
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree is asking that his contempt of court finding be dropped.
- Correction: Supreme Court-Retirement story Updated: Jun-24-15 8:28 pm
PHOENIX - In a June 23 story about the longest-serving justice currently on the Arizona Supreme Court, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of the court spokeswoman. It is Murphy, not Murthy.
- Colorado Appeals Judge Gabriel picked for state's high court Updated: Jun-23-15 6:09 pm
DENVER - Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Richard Lance Gabriel will be the newest justice on the state's high court, Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Tuesday.
- Judge upholds appointments to Joplin school board Updated: Jun-23-15 4:45 pm
JOPLIN, Missouri - A Jasper County judge says three recent appointments to the Joplin Board of Education did not violate state statute.
- Like past governors, Baker must weigh public records law Updated: Jun-21-15 9:37 am
BOSTON - Like past Massachusetts governors, Charlie Baker has spoken about making state government more accountable and transparent to the public.
- Kloppenburg, Donald plan runs for Wisconsin Supreme Court Updated: Jun-19-15 3:52 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - State Appeals Court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge M. Joseph Donald both said Friday they intend to run for the Wisconsin Supreme Court next year.
- Gov. Haslam requests 3 new nominees for judgeship vacancy Updated: Jun-19-15 10:28 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has asked the state's judicial nominating panel to send him three new attorneys' names for him to consider in filling a vacant Hamilton County Criminal Court judgeship.
- Primary left some state Supreme Court nominees low on cash Updated: Jun-18-15 6:08 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The hotly contested primary battle for three open seats on Pennsylvania's highest court left some of the nominees low on cash, according to campaign finance reports filed Thursday.
- Correction: Merit Selection-Judges story Updated: Jun-17-15 9:55 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - In a story June 16 about a plan to appoint Pennsylvania appellate judges instead of electing them, The Associated Press erroneously reported how judges would be picked for an initial four-year term. The judges would be appointed, not elected.