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  • new storyOpponents ask high court to block Native Hawaiian vote count story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:43 pm

    HONOLULU - Opponents of an election designed to be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block votes from being counted in what they argue is an unconstitutional, racially exclusive process.

  • The Latest: Deputy AG says primary delay will cause problems 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 5:50 pm

    GREENSBORO, North Carolina - The latest on a hearing Monday in front of a three-judge federal panel about whether the state should be forced to redraw some of its legislative districts before the 2016 elections (All times local):

  • 3 justices-elect assess high court's tarnished public image 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 4:01 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The past few years have been a difficult and sometimes humiliating period for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as one headline-grabbing scandal after another has scuffed its image and thinned its ranks.

  • Perry's indictment in hands of top Texas criminal court 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 4:17 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Attorneys for former Texas Gov. Rick Perry urged the state's highest criminal court Wednesday to dismiss felony abuse-of-power charges that the Republican blames in part for foiling his short-lived 2016 presidential run.

  • Jury finds former Orleans Parish juvenile judge guilty 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 7:13 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - A six-person jury has declared Yolanda King, a former Orleans Parish Juvenile Court judge, guilty of falsifying public records and filing fraudulent campaign documents before her 2013 election.

  • Little Rock attorney files for state Supreme Court seat 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 6:44 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A Little Rock attorney launched a bid against a north Arkansas judge for the state Supreme Court on Monday, making his candidacy official minutes before the filing deadline for next year's election.

  • Govt minister: Myanmar 'making every effort' to democratize 
    Updated: Nov-06-15 11:21 am

    GENEVA - The United States insisted that over 100 political prisoners remain in Myanmar as its justice minister trumpeted progress on human rights ahead of weekend elections seen as a possible turning point for a country emerging from nearly a half-century of military rule.

  • Mississippi Supreme Court narrowly grants same-sex divorce 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 7:23 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Supreme Court voted to allow a lesbian couple to seek a divorce, even as two justices questioned the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage and suggested that landmark ruling has no constitutional basis.

  • Illinois Supreme Court again rejects $10B cigarette verdict 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 7:35 pm

    ST. LOUIS - A divided Illinois Supreme Court has again rejected a $10.1 billion class-action judgment against Philip Morris over its past efforts to market "low-tar" and "light" cigarettes as healthier alternatives.

  • Democrats sweep 3 seats to lock state Supreme Court majority 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 10:20 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democrats celebrated a clean sweep of three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, locking in a majority on the state's highest court for at least a decade that could help shape the legislative redistricting that will follow the 2020 census.

  • The Latest: Seattle 'democracy voucher' measure passing story has photos
    Updated: Nov-04-15 1:46 am

    OLYMPIA, Washington - Voters in Washington were deciding the fate of two statewide initiatives and scores of local races Tuesday night. Here is the latest from the election:

  • GOP wins Kentucky governor's race in top state election story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-04-15 1:33 am

    Kentucky voters on Tuesday elected just the second Republican in four decades to hold the governor's office, in a race that hinged largely on President Barack Obama's signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act.

  • The Latest: Democrat Andy Beshear elected attorney general 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 9:37 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The latest on Kentucky's general election, including the nation's most competitive campaign for governor.

  • Judge strikes down part of law forcing open primaries 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 9:04 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge upheld part of a Utah law overhauling how political parties nominate candidates on Tuesday, but he struck down a provision that would have forced parties to allow unaffiliated voters in primary elections.

  • Election judge accused of taking off with voting equipment 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 7:07 pm

    PITTSBURGH - Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a local judge of elections was arrested after allegedly failing to show up to the polls Tuesday and instead deciding to work as a jitney driver for the day.

  • Former Illinois chief justice Thomas Fitzgerald dies at 74 story has photos
    Updated: Nov-03-15 1:31 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Thomas Fitzgerald, the former chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court who presided over the impeachment trial of then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has died. He was 74.

  • Elections board says new John Doe law moots lawsuit claim 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 5:32 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - The state's elections board is asking a judge to dismiss as no longer relevant one of the claims that Wisconsin Club for Growth made against it in a lawsuit related to the investigation into Gov. Scott Walker.

  • Snapshots of Pennsylvania candidates for appellate courts 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 5:05 pm

    Pennsylvania voters Tuesday will choose new justices to fill three open seats on the state Supreme Court, as well as one new judge each on the two mid-level appellate courts, Superior Court and Commonwealth Court.

  • 2 judges in heated fight for Kentucky Supreme Court seat 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 3:04 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The ad that repeated on eastern Kentucky radio stations began with an ominous declaration. Janet Stumbo, an appeals court judge running for the state Supreme Court, "sided with criminals nearly 60 percent of the time," her opponent warned before describing the details of grisly murders.

  • In Poland, new parties with colorful figures signal change 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 9:23 am

    WARSAW, Poland - A rock star who sang in a band called Breasts and an economist seeking to invigorate Poland's economy lead new forces entering parliament following general elections - bringing a dash of color as well as new ideas amid a sharp turn to the right.

  • Judge hears arguments in Malloy mailings dispute 
    Updated: Oct-29-15 5:15 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - A Connecticut judge has heard arguments in a dispute over whether the state Democratic Party illegally spent money on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election campaign last year.

  • In right-wing shift, new Polish parliament has no left wing story has photos
    Updated: Oct-28-15 10:38 am

    WARSAW, Poland - The weekend election won by Poland's right-wing and anti-migrant Law and Justice party has also created Europe's most right-wing parliament - one without a single party that is left of center on social issues.

  • State: Malloy campaign case threatens integrity of elections 
    Updated: Oct-27-15 3:12 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - A court battle over whether the state Democratic Party illegally spent money on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election campaign last year is threatening the integrity of Connecticut elections and regulators' ability to investigate wrongdoing, according to the attorney general's office.

  • Poland's Law and Justice party gains majority in parliament story has photos
    Updated: Oct-27-15 1:01 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - The right-wing and anti-migrant Law and Justice party has won a majority of seats in Poland's parliament and can govern alone, the state election authority announced on Tuesday.

  • Latest: Poland's expected PM: Will stay close to the people story has photos
    Updated: Oct-25-15 6:25 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - The latest news as Poles vote in a parliamentary election. All times local: