- Missouri defends law capping cities' traffic ticket revenue Updated: Feb-05-16 9:50 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A new Missouri law overhauling the state's municipal courts and police departments violates the separation of powers, defies the state constitution's limits on unfunded mandates and unfairly singles out the St. Louis area, an attorney representing 12 St. Louis County municipalities told a courtroom Friday.
- Minnesota auditor sues over law allowing private audits Updated: Feb-04-16 6:29 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - State Auditor Rebecca Otto filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging a new state law that diminished her office's powers, a long-awaited step that will add to the state's growing legal tab on the issue.
- Alaska judge hears arguments in Medicaid expansion case Updated: Feb-04-16 4:48 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A state court judge in Anchorage heard arguments Thursday in a lawsuit challenging Alaska Gov. Bill Walker's authority to expand Medicaid without legislative approval.
- The Latest: Judge hear arguments in Medicaid expansion case Updated: Feb-04-16 2:59 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Latest on a lawsuit over Medicaid expansion in Alaska (all times local):
- EU and US reach new data-sharing agreement Updated: Feb-02-16 6:07 pm
BRUSSELS - The European Union and the United States struck a deal Tuesday over data-sharing that will allow the likes of Facebook and Apple to continue sending people's information across the Atlantic - but a legal challenge to the pact is widely anticipated.
- Poles fearing attack on democracy by government join protest Updated: Jan-23-16 11:48 am
WARSAW, Poland - Thousands of Poles across the country marched Saturday in freezing temperatures to protest a slew of measures by the country's new right-wing government that they say are anti-democratic.
- Lawmakers consider increase to malpractice payment cap Updated: Jan-23-16 9:58 am
INDIANAPOLIS - State lawmakers are set to take up a proposal that would increase Indiana's cap on medical malpractice payments for the first time in 17 years.
- Idaho judge dismisses ACLU lawsuit over public defense Updated: Jan-22-16 4:02 pm
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the state seeking to improve the public defense system in Idaho, saying the case did not merit judicial action because it is not up to the courts to legislate standards.
- Former judge says Bob Stump's texts not public record Updated: Jan-21-16 9:08 am
PHOENIX - A retired judge assigned to review Arizona Corporation Commission member Bob Stump's text messages has found that none of them should be released to the public.
- Election-year clash on immigration heads to Supreme Court Updated: Jan-19-16 11:12 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court stepped into a boiling political dispute over immigration Tuesday, setting up a likely decision in the middle of a presidential campaign marked by harsh rhetoric about immigrants.
- Polish premier: EU wasting time on perceived problems Updated: Jan-19-16 1:13 pm
BRUSSELS - Poland's prime minister chided the European Union on Tuesday for spending too much time on perceived problems in Warsaw and said the country's changes to its constitutional court and media legislation are an internal matter.
- Nebraska bill would give inspector general access to records Updated: Jan-12-16 7:36 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's inspector general for child welfare would have better access to court records that she has previously struggled to obtain under a bill in the Legislature.
- House GOP in election-year probe of presidential 'overreach' Updated: Jan-12-16 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON - House Republicans said Tuesday that they will launch an election-year study of what they say has been executive overreach by President Barack Obama and other recent presidents.
- Law school symposium to focus on former death row inmate Updated: Jan-10-16 9:20 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Joseph M. Giarratano, one of the best known and most polarizing prison inmates in modern Virginia history, will serve as the vehicle for a two-day legal discussion next month.
- Minnesota lawmaker tried to sway judge on company's behalf Updated: Jan-08-16 8:40 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Minnesota legislator tried unsuccessfully last month to personally intervene with a judge who ordered a business owner in his district to pay a legal judgment of more than $240,000.
- GOP lawmaker seeks to censure Obama over gun moves Updated: Jan-07-16 1:28 pm
WASHINGTON - A House Republican lawmaker has proposed censuring President Barack Obama for trying to tighten rules governing certain handgun sales.