- Maine PUC clashes over releasing market projection models Updated: May-05-15 5:07 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage's appointees to the Maine Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday rejected a proposal to make public the growing number of "grading schemes" used to judge energy projects' economic benefits for ratepayers.
- Logan County judge, Mingo County magistrate to retire Updated: May-05-15 7:11 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A Logan County circuit judge and a Mingo County magistrate are retiring at the end of June.
- Council submits 3 nominees for 1st Judicial District vacancy Updated: May-05-15 4:04 am
JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee - Officials say the Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments has conducted interviews of candidates for the impending circuit court vacancy in the 1st Judicial District.
- Lawyer says Joni Mitchell may be released from hospital soon Updated: May-04-15 5:58 pm
LOS ANGELES - Folk singer Joni Mitchell may be released from the hospital soon but still cannot confer with doctors about her medical care or long-term treatment, an attorney told a judge on Monday.
- Latest on traffic jam scandal: Baroni says he's innocent Updated: May-04-15 12:02 pm
- Senators: We will interview both men, women for federal role Updated: May-01-15 1:20 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Following reports that Idaho's U.S. senators had narrowed a search for a federal judicial appointment down to four men, the senators insist that they are interviewing both men and women.
- GOP hopefuls for state's high court tout records at forum Updated: Apr-30-15 7:20 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Five Republican candidates for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court all say they have the experience, integrity and character to serve as justices and vowed politics would not influence their decisions.
- 8 applicants seek vacancy on Indiana Court of Appeals Updated: Apr-28-15 3:55 am
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission has received eight applications for a future vacancy on the Indiana Court of Appeals.
- Salt Lake City bishop named new Santa Fe archbishop Updated: Apr-27-15 7:08 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - In another move reflecting the social justice agenda of Pope Francis, the church announced Monday that pope has appointed Salt Lake City bishop and immigration-reform advocate John C. Wester as the new archbishop for New Mexico's largest diocese.
- Arkansas governor names members to criminal justice panel Updated: Apr-27-15 5:56 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named 16 members to a legislative task force that will study the reforms enacted this year to ease a backlog of state prisoners in local jails.
- Report on judicial independence: No major changes needed Updated: Apr-23-15 1:56 pm
A task force that spent a year and a half studying how to prevent threats to judicial independence in New Jersey released its final report on Thursday, calling for no major changes to the way judges are nominated.
- State Senate confirms Oahu district court judge Updated: Apr-23-15 9:05 am
HONOLULU - The Hawaii Senate has confirmed a district court judge nomination.
- House, Senate can't agree on mechanism to reject judges Updated: Apr-23-15 7:08 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The state House and Senate have failed to agree on a method for rejecting the governor's nominations for judicial vacancies.
- A look at winning and losing bills in Tenn. Legislature Updated: Apr-23-15 5:10 am
A look at some of the winning and losing legislation during the 2015 session of the Tennessee General Assembly.
- New prosecutors in AG Paxton probe after friend's recusal Updated: Apr-22-15 2:29 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - If any criminal charges are brought against Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is under investigation over an admitted securities violation, the case won't be in the hands of his longtime friend.
- Retention option for NC appellate judges ekes through House Updated: Apr-21-15 9:02 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Lawmakers in the North Carolina House narrowly agreed Tuesday to give North Carolina appellate court judges a new way to keep their jobs through something called retention elections - when only their name is on the ballot.
- Ex-US Sen. Griffin, who hastened Nixon resignation, dies Updated: Apr-17-15 5:37 pm
DETROIT - Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened President Richard Nixon's resignation during the Watergate scandal, has died at age 91.
- Judges to hear removal petition against Parkersburg mayor Updated: Apr-17-15 4:17 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The state Supreme Court has appointed a three-judge panel to hear a petition to remove Parkersburg mayor Robert Newell from office.
- New presiding judge appointed to Third Judicial Circuit Updated: Apr-15-15 6:01 pm
BROOKINGS, South Dakota - A new presiding judge has been appointed to the Third Judicial Circuit in South Dakota.
- Obama taps Minnesota Justice Wright for federal judgeship Updated: Apr-15-15 5:34 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota's newest nominee for a federal judgeship would be moving over from the state's Supreme Court.
- Judge OKs special prosecutor in student's disappearance Updated: Apr-15-15 2:55 pm
DECATURVILLE, Tennessee - The complicated case of three men charged in the disappearance of a Tennessee nursing student four years ago will move forward after a judge signed off on the appointment of a special prosecutor.
- Grassley recommends 2 to fill openings on federal bench Updated: Apr-15-15 8:39 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - The office of U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley says he's recommending a U.S. magistrate and a state district court judge to fill two openings on the federal bench in Iowa.
- Arkansas governor selects 3 justices for gay marriage case Updated: Apr-14-15 4:45 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A former Supreme Court justice who helped strike down Arkansas' ban on gay foster parents and an ex-legislator who tried to reinstate that prohibition were appointed Tuesday to help decide a case related to the challenge over same-sex marriage.
- Correction: Killings by Police-Madison-Prosecutor story Updated: Apr-14-15 1:49 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - In a story April 11 about possible charges in the fatal police shooting of a Wisconsin man, The Associated Press erroneously listed a Milwaukee shooting among recent cases nationally in which a white officer fatally shot an unarmed black man. Milwaukee police say the fatal shooting of Dontre Hamilton in 2014 came after Hamilton grabbed an officer's baton and struck him with it.
- Attorney general election proposal passes Tennessee Senate Updated: Apr-14-15 12:44 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A proposed constitutional amendment calling for the popular election of Tennessee's attorney general overwhelmingly passed the Senate on Tuesday despite arguments that the current system doesn't need to be changed.