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Stories with subject: Judicial elections
  • Officials: Timing of vote on Supreme Court justice unclear 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 11:47 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A new judicial amendment to the state constitution has left an open question about when voters will get a chance to decide on a new Supreme Court justice.

  • McAuliffe names longtime Fairfax judge to Va. Supreme Court 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 11:56 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - The northern Virginia judge who presided over one of the D.C. sniper trials was appointed Monday to the state Supreme Court.

  • Justices clear way for 2 Dem senators to run in 1 district 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 7:02 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The state Supreme Court on Friday cleared the way for two incumbent state senators in northern Mississippi to compete against each other in the Aug. 4 Democratic primary.

  • Ukraine's justice ministry bars Communists from elections 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 8:10 am

    KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's justice ministry has barred three Communist parties from running in the upcoming local elections, citing recent legislation.

  • Officials: Harrisburg judge forced employees to donate money 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 5:34 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A judge in Pennsylvania's capital city faces extortion and other charges after officials say he demanded campaign donations from his employees.

  • GOP judge-executive to seek House seat in Bullitt County 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 4:04 am

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Bullitt County's Republican judge-executive says she will run for a seat in the state House of Representatives in 2016.

  • Walker calls for dismantling of state elections board story has photos
    Updated: Jul-20-15 3:52 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday called for the dismantling of an independent state agency that oversees elections and authorized an investigation into his 2012 recall campaign.

  • Mathematician says Kansas voting machines need to be audited 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 3:34 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - A mathematician at Wichita State University who wanted to check the accuracy of some Kansas voting machines after finding odd patterns in election returns is finding out how difficult it can be to get government officials to turn over public documents.

  • A primer on Wisconsin court ending Walker campaign probe 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 2:13 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision to end a so-called John Doe investigation of Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign clears a potential obstacle in his Republican presidential bid and has far-reaching implications for the state's campaign finance laws.

  • Wisconsin court ends probe of presidential hopeful Walker story has photos
    Updated: Jul-16-15 11:37 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Presidential candidate Scott Walker won a major legal victory Thursday when Wisconsin's Supreme Court ended a secret investigation into whether the Republican's gubernatorial campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups during the 2012 recall election.

  • Judge: No recount in close election for Milledgeville mayor 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 7:46 am

    MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia - A judge says a mere 35-vote margin isn't close enough to trigger an automatic recount in a special election for mayor of Milledgeville.

  • NYU law center sues to close campaign finance loophole 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 5:04 pm

    ALBANY, New York - A New York University law center and three state legislators were among the plaintiffs Tuesday in a lawsuit to make limited liability companies subject to the stricter campaign finance limits on corporations and business partnerships in the state.

  • D'Army Bailey, National Civil Rights Museum promoter, dies story has photos
    Updated: Jul-12-15 11:44 pm

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee - D'Army Bailey, a lawyer and judge who helped preserve the Memphis hotel where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and turn it into the National Civil Rights Museum, died on Sunday, his wife said. He was 73.

  • Judge to hold hearing in Greenwood mayor's challenge 
    Updated: Jul-11-15 12:41 pm

    GREENWOOD, Mississippi - A judge will hear arguments July 17 on a request from Greenwood Mayor Carolyn McAdams to throw out a challenger's lawsuit over the results of the 2013 election.

  • Group of Wisconsin Democrats sue over 2011 redistricting 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 4:31 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - A group of Democrats is asking a federal court to throw out Wisconsin's legislative Assembly district map, claiming the 2011 lines were drawn to the advantage of Republicans and therefore are unconstitutional.

  • Veteran southern Indiana lawmaker Steele not running again 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 12:32 pm

    BEDFORD, Indiana - A veteran southern Indiana lawmaker says he won't seek re-election next year.

  • Missoula elections office makes poll training videos 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 4:58 pm

    MISSOULA, Montana - The Missoula County Elections Office has partnered with the Montana Secretary of State's Office to produce a series of informative election judge training videos.

  • Ten Commandments decision prompts conservative outcry story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 2:25 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision to order a Ten Commandments monument removed from the state Capitol grounds has so angered conservatives in the Legislature that some Republicans are calling for justices to be impeached, while others want to amend the Bill of Rights in the 108-year-old state constitution.

  • Magoffin judge-executive trying to halt removal from office 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 3:59 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Magoffin County judge-executive is seeking reconsideration of a decision that would force him out of office because of corruption accusations.

  • 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.