- 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.
- LePage announces 3 nominees to the Maine Superior Court Updated: May-26-15 5:11 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage has nominated three judges to the Maine Superior Court.
- Highlights from around the state Capitol Updated: May-24-15 10:25 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas lawmakers on Sunday opted to water down a major attempt to reduce the rising costs of a program offering free college tuition to veterans' children, relenting amid criticism that cutting the benefits too deeply wouldn't be fair to those who sacrifice so much.
- Arkansas lawmakers meet for session on defense project Updated: May-24-15 3:46 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A little over a month after wrapping up their regular session, Arkansas lawmakers are returning to the Capitol this week to take up an incentive package aimed at luring a major defense project to the state.
- House OKs reforming controversial 'Pick-a-pal' grand juries Updated: May-24-15 3:29 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is on the verge of scrapping its controversial "pick-a-pal" grand jury system, after the House gave final approval to a sweeping overhaul.
- Change certain on Pennsylvania's top court; 3 seats to fill Updated: May-23-15 2:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - With six nominees vying for three open seats on the state Supreme Court and campaign dollars already flowing by the millions, change is inevitable.
- Wyoming says it can still pursue death penalty for Eaton Updated: May-22-15 8:20 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Lawyers for the state of Wyoming and a man convicted of murder disagree over whether the state may again seek the death penalty against him.
- Ducey appoints 2 to serve as Maricopa County judges Updated: May-22-15 7:35 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed a lawyer for the state Attorney General's Office and a county prosecutor to serve as judges in Maricopa County.
- Arizona sheriff seeks to remove judge from profiling case Updated: May-22-15 7:08 pm
PHOENIX - An embattled Arizona sheriff has asked a federal judge to disqualify himself from a racial profiling case, saying questions during a recent hearing have created the appearance of judicial bias.
- Governor appoints son of foundation president to regents Updated: May-22-15 5:58 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has appointed the son of a president of a foundation that supports conservative causes to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.
- Hawaii pays off lawyers' fees for Honolulu newspaper Updated: May-22-15 4:30 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii Gov. David Ige has approved the state's last payment to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, bringing an end to a legal battle that began when the newspaper sued to force officials to disclose the names of judicial nominees.
- Ex-jail guard cites poor legal help, gets sentencing delayed Updated: May-21-15 8:28 pm
NEW YORK - A former jail guard convicted of ignoring the pleas of a dying inmate made a last-minute claim that his legal representation had been insufficient, leading a federal judge to postpone his sentencing on Thursday.
- Stanton nominated to serve on federal bench in Tennessee Updated: May-21-15 6:44 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The White House has nominated U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.
- Judge temporarily halts fracking approvals in North Carolina Updated: May-20-15 4:39 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A judge has halted the approval of fracking operations in North Carolina until a higher court weighs in on the legality of the appointment of several boards that manage state resources and the environment.
- 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.
- 4 Maricopa County Superior Court judges retiring Updated: May-20-15 8:47 am
PHOENIX - Four more Maricopa County Superior Court judges are retiring.
- 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
- Mediator appointed in lawsuit over $75M loan for 38 Studios Updated: May-19-15 3:30 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The judge overseeing the lawsuit over a failed $75 million state-backed loan for 38 Studios appointed a mediator on Tuesday, saying it could help avoid a trial over the deal with the now-defunct video game company owned by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.
- Nominating commission to interview appeals judge candidates Updated: May-19-15 3:37 am
INDIANAPOLIS - The Judicial Nominating Commission is scheduled to interview eight candidates next month seeking a position on the Indiana Court of Appeals.
- 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.
- 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?
- Gov. Kate Brown selects new Lane County judge Updated: May-17-15 7:07 am
EUGENE, Oregon - Gov. Kate Brown has appointed Karrie McIntyre to fill a vacancy in Lane County Circuit Court.
- Johnson accuses Baldwin of violating agreement on judges Updated: May-16-15 5:50 pm
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin violated a bipartisan agreement over the process for filling a longtime vacancy on a federal appeals court.