- Missouri Supreme Court keeps farming, gun rights measures Updated: Jun-30-15 8:38 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld two constitutional amendments guaranteeing the right to farm and the right to bear arms, but also said voters could go to court to challenge the summaries of ballot issues even after they've been approved by voters.
- Justices will hear new case on Arizona state redistricting Updated: Jun-30-15 10:30 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a new case about the drawing of state legislative districts in Arizona by an independent commission, a day after the justices upheld the commission's congressional map-drawing.
- 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.
- Vander Plaats says gay marriage ruling 'exceptionally wrong' Updated: Jun-26-15 2:47 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The latest reaction in Iowa to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage (all times local):
- 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):
- Danish Social Democrats tap new leader after election defeat Updated: Jun-20-15 12:28 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Denmark's left-leaning Social Democratic Party has unanimously elected former Justice Minister Mette Frederiksen as its interim head.
- 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.
- Myanmar's government accuses newspaper of contempt of court Updated: Jun-19-15 11:25 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's Information Ministry has filed a contempt of court complaint against the publisher and 16 editorial employees of a newspaper it is already suing for defamation, an action critics charge is an attempt at intimidation ahead of elections set for later this year.
- Florida Supreme Court removes judge for prior misconduct Updated: Jun-18-15 1:38 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A Broward County judge will be removed from the bench for misconduct committed eight years before she was elected to the post.
- 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.
- Things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania Updated: Jun-17-15 9:03 am
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday.
- Appeals court throws out 2014 Magoffin County election Updated: Jun-12-15 5:12 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Magoffin County judge executive's election last year was so corrupt that Kentucky's second-highest court declared Friday that they don't know who won, throwing the results out and declaring the office vacant.
- Texas GOP tries to pluck the liberal thorn from its side Updated: Jun-11-15 3:27 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - For years Republicans have controlled every lever of Texas politics - every statewide office, both houses of the Legislature, the state Supreme Court. Every nexus of power, that is, but one: the capital city.
- Group files lawsuit against Natchez over voting districts Updated: Jun-10-15 8:20 am
NATCHEZ, Mississippi - A new federal lawsuit is challenging the current lines for Natchez as being drawn to dilute black voting strength.
- Judge rules against plaintiffs in Baton Rouge court lawsuit Updated: Jun-10-15 7:52 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson has denied a lawsuit that seeks to remake the racial balance of the five-judge Baton Rouge City Court.
- Judge appeals over Ohio judicial campaign fundraising rules Updated: Jun-07-15 9:04 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Republican candidate for the Ohio Supreme Court is asking an appeals court to allow her to raise money earlier than state judicial rules allow.
- Legislature backs up-or-down vote for NC justices Updated: Jun-04-15 12:36 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The legislature has formally agreed to try another way of electing some judges to North Carolina's highest court.
- Judge throws out lawsuit against Ohio school over election Updated: Jun-04-15 3:06 am
ELYRIA, Ohio - A judge has thrown out a lawsuit against a northeast Ohio high school filed by a father who claims the behavior of school staff led to his daughter losing a school election.