- Analysis: 6 new judge posts on Mississippi's Nov. 3 ballot Updated: May-31-15 10:57 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Voters in some parts of central and southern Mississippi will elect new judges this fall because legislators created three new judgeships for chancery court and four for circuit court.
- Judicial conduct panel wants Flagstaff judge disciplined Updated: May-29-15 8:10 pm
PHOENIX - A panel of Arizona judicial conduct officials on Friday recommended that a Flagstaff judge be censured or removed from office for using government resources in his 2014 re-election bid, campaigning on government property and confronting a court employee who apparently supported his opponent.
- Retention elections for justices gets tentative NC Senate OK Updated: May-28-15 7:35 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina lawmakers finally seem willing to change how voters can choose appellate court judges after legislation in previous years has gone nowhere.
- New vote may be held in contested school board election Updated: May-28-15 10:11 am
NAMPA, Idaho - A district judge is deciding whether a new election is needed for the Caldwell School Board's Zone 2 seat at the request of one of the candidates.
- Jury convicts ex-US Senate hopeful of violating election law Updated: May-28-15 12:08 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - A South Dakota jury on Wednesday convicted former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth of election law violations.
- Lawmakers make Pleicones 1st new chief justice in 15 years Updated: May-27-15 1:53 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina lawmakers elected Supreme Court associate justice Costa Pleicones the state's first new chief justice in 15 years on Wednesday, but he won't have the job for long.
- Danielson not seeking re-election on Arkansas Supreme Court Updated: May-26-15 8:56 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A member of the Arkansas Supreme Court who accused other justices of unnecessarily delaying a decision on whether to legalize gay marriage said Tuesday he won't seek re-election, while a former Republican legislator announced he was running for the seat.
- Full plate on big issues before NC legislature Wednesday Updated: May-26-15 7:02 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Some of the most contested and impassioned issues of this year's North Carolina General Assembly are coming up for debate.
- Conservative challenger Duda wins Polish presidential vote Updated: May-25-15 7:19 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Conservative challenger Andrzej Duda has won Poland's presidential election and ousted the incumbent in a runoff vote, according to official results Monday.
- State's top court wants to hear more about election case Updated: May-23-15 4:43 pm
GRAND HAVEN, Michigan - A case of election fraud has the attention of the Michigan Supreme Court.
- Justice Department eyes voting reforms for American Indians Updated: May-21-15 7:32 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking legislation that would require state and local election officials to work with American Indian tribes to locate at least one polling place on or near each tribe's land.
- Woman gets jail time on election fraud conviction Updated: May-21-15 8:46 am
DOTHAN, Alabama - A Dothan woman is going to jail for six months after being convicted of election fraud.
- New nominees gird for Pennsylvania high-court campaign Updated: May-20-15 2:56 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Party endorsements and money made the difference in who was nominated for state Supreme Court in Pennsylvania's primary election.
- Dems select Philly judge, Pittsburgh lawyer in court races Updated: May-19-15 11:28 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A Philadelphia judge was nominated by Democrats in Tuesday's primary election to run for a seat on the statewide Superior Court, while voters bucked the party's endorsement and nominated a former Allegheny County solicitor to run for a Commonwealth Court seat.
- Parties pick 5 endorsed candidates for state's highest court Updated: May-19-15 11:25 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans demonstrated Tuesday that party endorsements count as they nominated five party-backed candidates for the state Supreme Court.
- Latest in Pennsylvania primary: Wojcik is appellate nominee Updated: May-19-15 11:24 pm
- Tuesday's primary features races for top court, Philly mayor Updated: May-18-15 3:52 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democrats and Republicans will choose their nominees for an unprecedented three open seats on the Pennsylvania's highest court in Tuesday's primary election. Also on the statewide ballot are Democratic contests for one open seat each on the Superior and Commonwealth courts, the state's intermediate appellate courts.
- Elected state officials in Montana to see pay increases Updated: May-18-15 3:24 pm
HELENA, Montana - Elected state officials in Montana from the governor to district judges will receive automatic pay raises on July 1 based on average salaries from surrounding states.
- Will death make Tsarnaev a martyr? Experts say it depends Updated: May-17-15 10:50 am
BOSTON - Does putting Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death make him a martyr for the cause?
- Cobb compares pricey judicial races to legalized extortion Updated: May-16-15 2:04 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The phones rang. The donations flowed.
- Macedonia divided: Corruption, armed rebellion splits nation Updated: May-16-15 1:52 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia - Macedonia's short history of independence has been a troubled one - and its political turmoil appears to be getting worse.
- Republican loses appeal over disputed Kent County election Updated: May-14-15 4:19 pm
DOVER, Delaware - The state Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from the Republican candidate in last year's recorder of deeds race in Kent County.
- Future of big-city policing on the ballot in Philadelphia Updated: May-10-15 11:10 am
PHILADELPHIA - One candidate said he would immediately go to the scene with the police commissioner. Another said she would go on television and ask for calm. Several said they would visit the victim's family, reach out to community leaders and make sure everyone had all the facts.
- Candidates for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court at a glance Updated: May-10-15 10:03 am
A dozen candidates - six Democrats and six Republicans - are competing in the May 19 primary for nominations for an unprecedented three vacant seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The top vote-getters in each party will square off in the Nov. 3 general election.
- High court race overshadows competition for 2 lower courts Updated: May-09-15 11:22 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The crowded nomination battles for Pennsylvania's highest court are attracting more attention, but Democratic races are underway for one open seat each on the Superior and Commonwealth courts.