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Stories with subject: Judicial appointments and nominations
  • Court revives election challenge against Democrat 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:07 pm
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's highest court revived a lawsuit on Wednesday that seeks to remove a maverick Democratic legislator from the June 3 primary election ballot.

  • Judge dismisses McCotter's suit against intern 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:37 pm
  • DETROIT - Ex-Michigan U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's lawsuit alleging that a former intern deliberately submitted forged petitions to keep him from seeking re-election has been dismissed.

  • Florida editorial roundup 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:46 pm
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  • Court upholds EPA emission standards 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:08 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

  • Grand Island attorney named to judgeship 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:32 pm
  • GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - A former Hall County prosecutor has been named to fill an open district court judgeship in eastern Nebraska's 5th Judicial District.

  • Chafee nominates 2 to judicial commission 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:07 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has announced two nominations to the state's Judicial Nominating Commission.

  • Cuomo appoints 5 to NY midlevel appeals courts 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:05 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has appointed five trial court judges to vacancies on midlevel Appellate Division courts.

  • Prince George's judge to lead District Court 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:49 pm
  • ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - A judge from Prince George's County will take over this spring as the top judge of Maryland District Court.

  • Kansas court furloughs possible under new budget 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:53 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - State court officials are unsure whether a Kansas budget approved this year by the Legislature will allow them to avoid furloughs for employees, while still providing additional funding for operations and a new document system.

  • Legislation targeting Okla. judiciary stirs debate 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 3:43 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - For the first time since a bribery scandal rocked Oklahoma's Supreme Court 50 years ago, state lawmakers are considering tinkering with the way Supreme Court justices and appellate court judges are selected.

  • Judge denies Shoffner request for attorney 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:05 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A federal judge has turned down a request by former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner for him to appoint her hand-picked lawyer to represent her in her appeal of her corruption convictions.

  • Judicial nominees forwarded to Nebraska governor 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:52 am
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - A judicial nominating commission has forwarded the names of two nominees to fill a vacant central Nebraska county court judgeship to Gov. Dave Heineman for his consideration.

  • Special prosecutor appointed to investigate judge 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:55 am
  • INDIANAPOLIS - A special prosecutor will investigate whether a Tippecanoe County judge should face charges for using his publicly owned computer to send campaign email.

  • SC lawmakers back out of special prosecutor bill 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:55 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina House members removed their names Thursday from legislation that would allow the General Assembly to decide whether an independent prosecutor should investigate ethics allegations against a constitutional officer or other officers under the governor's control.

  • Commission to interview applicants for judgeship 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:05 am
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A bipartisan commission will meet next month in Albuquerque to recommend candidates to Gov. Susana Martinez for possible appointment to a new district court judgeship.

  • Okla. House panel passes judicial nominating bill 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:05 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorneys would be appointed to Oklahoma's Judicial Nominating Commission by leaders of the House and Senate under legislation adopted by a House committee.

  • Panel nominates 4 for Supreme Court seat 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 8:14 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - The state's Judicial Nomination Commission has submitted the names of three attorneys and a judge to Gov. Steve Bullock as candidates for a Montana Supreme Court vacancy.

  • Ex-NC Justice Orr picked as temporary DA 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 11:14 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Former North Carolina state Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr is returning to the mountains to become district attorney for five western counties until a new DA is elected in November.

  • Judge disqualifies MLK estate lawyer from case 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 1:18 pm
  • ATLANTA - A judge has ruled that a lawyer for the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. cannot participate in a dispute over the ownership of King's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Gov. Fallin fill 3 judicial vacancies 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:11 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin has made judicial appointments in three counties in Oklahoma.

  • US attorney in Los Angeles named for judgeship 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 10:23 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated a U.S. attorney from Southern California to become a federal District Court judge.

  • Appellate judge appointed to Tenn. Supreme Court 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:16 pm
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday named Criminal Appeals Judge Jeff Bivins to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Tennessee Supreme Court bench.

  • Senate passes ballot measure on court appointments 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:46 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - This year's gubernatorial race could have even greater implications if a proposed constitutional amendment on Florida Supreme Court appointments is approved.

  • Commissions to meet in June on new judgeships 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:12 pm
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - Bipartisan commissions will hold public meetings in Santa Fe, Lovington and Los Lunas in June to recommend candidates to Gov. Susana Martinez for possible appointment to new judgeships.

  • Report: Vacant Texas federal judgeships languish 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 1:25 am
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Ten federal judgeships have sat vacant in Texas for an average of nearly two years, creating a backlog of more than 12,000 cases, according to a report by two progressive advocacy groups that blame the problem on the state's U.S. senators.