- Poland's ruling party blasted in conflict over top judges Updated: Nov-26-15 6:17 am
WARSAW, Poland - The political conflict surrounding Poland's top court has intensified after the new ruling party had the parliament void a recent appointment of judges.
- Children's advocate is ombudsman at state protection agency Updated: Nov-25-15 2:21 pm
DENVER - An experienced advocate for abused and neglected children now leads a state agency dedicated to the same mission.
- Gov. Dalrymple appoints new administrative law judge Updated: Nov-25-15 2:05 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Gov. Jack Dalrymple has appointed Timothy Dawson as director of North Dakota's Office of Administrative Hearings.
- Missouri man's murder convictions in sisters' deaths tossed Updated: Nov-24-15 6:02 pm
ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned the first-degree murder convictions and the death sentence for one of four men convicted of raping two sisters and throwing them to their death from an abandoned Mississippi River bridge in St. Louis 24 years ago.
- Walker appoints Crosby to Anchorage Superior Court Updated: Nov-24-15 3:15 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker has appointed attorney Dani Crosby to fill an upcoming Anchorage Superior Court vacancy.
- For gadfly Hooker, cancer is 'a jolt' but also opportunity Updated: Nov-24-15 12:01 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The ups and downs of John Jay Hooker are the stuff of Nashville legend.
- France enjoys big night at International Emmys, with 3 wins Updated: Nov-23-15 10:19 pm
NEW YORK - France had a big night Monday at the International Emmys with a leading three awards, led by the hit crime thriller "Engrenages" ("Spiral") which won for best drama series. Brazil received two Emmys, with "Doce de Mae" ("Sweet Mother") chosen the best comedy.
- Panel nominates 7 for Arizona Supreme Court opening Updated: Nov-20-15 6:42 pm
PHOENIX - Nine applicants have been interviewed for an Arizona Supreme Court vacancy and seven have been recommended to Gov. Doug Ducey, who'll appoint a new justice to the state high court.
- Nebraska commission sends 3 judicial nominees to Ricketts Updated: Nov-20-15 10:48 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A state commission has chosen three nominees for a judicial vacancy in eastern Nebraska.
- Court transferring cases of judge accused of misconduct Updated: Nov-19-15 5:26 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Supreme Court said Thursday that it will reassign the cases of an Arkansas judge facing allegations of administrative misconduct including having sexual relationships with defendants.
- Noble retiring from Delaware Chancery Court Updated: Nov-19-15 5:09 pm
DOVER, Delaware - Another Delaware judge has announced his retirement, giving Gov. Jack Markell yet another judicial appointment opportunity.
- Virginia commission won't recommend return of parole Updated: Nov-19-15 4:23 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A commission appointed by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has decided not to recommend re-establishing parole to the state's criminal justice system any time soon.
- University of Missouri curator Covington resigns Updated: Nov-19-15 10:59 am
COLUMBIA, Missouri - The University of Missouri Board of Curators says Ann K. Covington has resigned from the board.
- New justice supports changes to New Mexico bond law Updated: Nov-18-15 2:14 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A newly appointed New Mexico Supreme Court justice says she supports amending the state constitution to give judges more leeway when setting bonds.
- Governor names John Pearce as Utah Supreme Court justice Updated: Nov-09-15 2:40 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Gov. Gary Herbert is appointing Judge John A. Pearce to be the newest justice on the state Supreme Court.
- Indiana Supreme Court justice Dickson to retire next spring Updated: Nov-09-15 1:34 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Brent E. Dickson, the second-longest-serving Indiana justice in history, announced Monday that he'll retire next spring before reaching the court's mandatory retirement age of 75.
- Federal prosecutor named as magistrate judge in Yakima Updated: Nov-09-15 5:01 am
YAKIMA, Washington - A federal prosecutor has been selected to serve as magistrate judge in Yakima's U.S. District Court to fill the vacancy of a retiring judge.
- 9th Circuit addresses senility among federal judges head on Updated: Nov-07-15 12:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Now 84, federal appellate court Judge William Canby made the difficult decision a few years ago to mostly stop hearing cases after a 30-year career. He was sharp and healthy, but didn't want to risk mental decline that would lead him to make mistakes, he said.
- Ricketts appoints attorney to county court bench in Lincoln Updated: Nov-06-15 7:33 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - An attorney who spent 25 years in private practice will serve as a county court judge based in Lincoln.
- Media outlets sue Kansas governor in open records lawsuit Updated: Nov-05-15 1:34 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Three media organizations are suing Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and two others in his administration under the Kansas Open Records Act, seeking the public disclosure of documents related to the appointment of a magistrate judge to replace another who retired before the end of his term.
- Nixon to appoint his policy director to circuit judge seat Updated: Nov-05-15 12:11 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon plans to appoint his policy director to serve as a circuit court judge in central Missouri.
- Haslam to name Tenn. Supreme Court justice by end of year Updated: Nov-03-15 3:31 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam says he plans to make his nomination to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Court by the end of the year.
- Legislator eyes changing how Oklahoma judges are selected Updated: Nov-02-15 6:25 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A state legislator who's upset with decisions the Oklahoma Supreme Court has made to nullify anti-abortion bills is pushing to change how judges are selected in the state.
- Court rules California man was denied public trial Updated: Nov-01-15 5:48 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A man serving a 15-year prison sentence for conspiring to burn down his Sacramento restaurant had his conviction thrown out on the rare argument that his trial was not actually public.
- Myanmar reforms have long way to go to change power balance Updated: Oct-31-15 3:09 am
YANGON, Myanmar - The sweeping reforms Myanmar announced in 2011 after a half-century of crushing military rule seemed too good to be true to much of the outside world. And to some degree, they were.