- Cryans, Kenney face off in special NH council race Updated: Mar-11-14 8:52 pm
- Gov. Susana Martinez signs $6B state budget Updated: Mar-11-14 6:21 pm
- US Senate moves on Michigan judge confirmations Updated: Mar-11-14 3:28 pm
- Doctor appointed for James Holmes' 2nd sanity exam Updated: Mar-11-14 12:46 pm
- Correction: Supreme Court Vacancy story Updated: Mar-10-14 3:47 pm
- Hawaii Supreme Court pick gets OK from committee Updated: Mar-07-14 12:31 pm
- Carpeneti opposes Judicial Council change Updated: Mar-05-14 11:37 pm
- Mass. Gov. Patrick's judicial nominee rejected Updated: Mar-05-14 1:48 pm
- Texas GOP nominates 4 incumbents for Supreme Court Updated: Mar-04-14 9:31 pm
- Seattle federal defender Tom Hillier retires Updated: Mar-04-14 2:51 am
- Chief justice of Mass. high court retiring Updated: Mar-03-14 4:14 pm
- High court to examine facial hair, teeth-whitening Updated: Mar-03-14 3:31 pm
- Pratt residents petition court to oust mayor Updated: Mar-03-14 7:35 am
- Pistorius trial: The main players Updated: Mar-03-14 12:36 am
- Otter appoints 2 judges to district courts Updated: Mar-01-14 6:49 pm
- 6 nominees approved for Arizona judicial vacancies Updated: Feb-27-14 4:24 pm
- Parents hope to send message about Conn. court Updated: Feb-26-14 4:54 pm
- Governor appoints judge in East Central district Updated: Feb-26-14 12:56 pm
- Hearings set for public comments on Arizona judges Updated: Feb-26-14 7:41 am
- Lincoln judgeship nominee names forwarded Updated: Feb-26-14 6:38 am
- Special prosecutor named in Woodworth retrial Updated: Feb-25-14 8:44 pm
- 1st woman US district judge in NH sworn in Updated: Feb-21-14 6:26 pm
- Cedar City lawyer appointed 5th District judge Updated: Feb-20-14 4:36 pm
- NJ bar group backs chief justice, warns governor Updated: Feb-20-14 1:58 pm
- 27 liberal groups oppose Obama judicial nominee Updated: Feb-20-14 1:55 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - About an hour after polls closed, there was still no winner in the special election for executive councilor in New Hampshire's North Country.
RIO RANCHO, New Mexico - Gov. Susana Martinez signed a $6 billion state budget on Tuesday, but she eliminated pay raises for judges, district attorneys and appointed government workers.
DETROIT - The U.S. Senate has voted to end debate and take action on the confirmation of four of President Barack Obama's nominees for U.S. District Court seats in Michigan.
DENVER - A psychiatrist has been appointed to conduct a second sanity evaluation of the man charged with killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater, but the doctor's name hasn't been released.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - In a story March 6 about a vacancy on the Tennessee Supreme Court, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Jeffrey Bivins was appointed to the Court of Criminal Appeals by then-Gov. Phil Bredesen in 2005. Bredesen appointed Bivins as a circuit judge in 2005, but Gov. Bill Haslam appointed him to the appeals court in 2011.
HONOLULU - The state Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee is rejecting a bar association's "unqualified" rating of the governor's pick for the Hawaii Supreme Court.
JUNEAU, Alaska - A former chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court said Wednesday he doesn't see a need to change the state's constitution to alter the makeup of the Alaska Judicial Council.
BOSTON - Gov. Deval Patrick's nominee for a Superior Court judgeship has been rejected by the Governor's Council, which approves judicial nominees.
AUSTIN, Texas - The four Republican incumbents on the Texas Supreme Court have won their party's nomination to run for re-election.
SEATTLE - Tom Hillier, Seattle's hell-raising, hippie federal public defender who built an office considered a model for indigent defense nationwide, is retiring after 38 years in the office, an unprecedented 28 of them as its chief.
BOSTON - The chief justice of the highest court in Massachusetts announced his retirement Monday after nearly 37 years as a judge.
WASHINGTON - Facial hair and teeth-whitening will be getting unusually prominent attention from the Supreme Court.
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A three-judge panel will hear a petition by a group of Pratt residents seeking the removal of the town's mayor.
PRETORIA, South Africa - A female judge will ultimately decide Oscar Pistorius' fate and pronounce him innocent or guilty of murder in his girlfriend's shooting death on Valentine's Day last year. South Africa has no trial by jury meaning Judge Thokozile Masipa will have the final say in the blockbuster court case. A look at the judge and some other main players in the Pistorius trial:
BOISE, Idaho - Boise attorney Jason D. Scott has been appointed a judge in Idaho's 4th District Court.
PHOENIX - The Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington has approved six nominees to fill judicial vacancies in Arizona.
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A group of parents who've struggled with Connecticut's family court system are hoping a close judicial confirmation vote on Wednesday will send a message to the General Assembly and ultimately spark reforms of a system they argue is unfair to them.
FARGO, North Dakota - Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Wednesday appointed longtime Fargo attorney Thomas Olson to a judgeship in the East Central Judicial District.
PHOENIX - A state commission has scheduled hearings for the public to comment on dozens of Arizona judges who will face retention elections this fall.
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The names of three people have been forwarded to the governor for his consideration in filling a Lincoln district court judgeship.
ST. LOUIS - The case of a Chillicothe man facing a third murder trial in his neighbor's shooting death now has its 11th prosecutor.
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Landya McCafferty brought extra excitement to her swearing-in ceremony Friday to a federal judgeship in New Hampshire simply by being a woman.
CEDAR CITY, Utah - Gov. Gary Hebert has appointed a Cedar City lawyer to fill a vacancy on the bench of the 5th District Court in southern Utah.
TRENTON, New Jersey - The New Jersey Bar Association is urging the reappointment of the chief justice of the state Supreme Court, telling Gov. Chris Christie that a refusal to rename him would represent "an unprecedented intrusion of politics" into the judiciary.
WASHINGTON - Twenty-seven liberal groups are pressuring Senate Democrats to reject one of President Barack Obama's judicial nominees.