- Panel to discuss selection of appellate judges Updated: Mar-11-14 4:04 am
- Death row inmates to appeal to state Supreme Court Updated: Mar-11-14 3:18 am
- Senators rally behind military sexual assault bill Updated: Mar-11-14 3:14 am
- US questions Maldives' commitment to democracy Updated: Mar-11-14 1:55 am
- Judge's order preserves NSA surveillance records Updated: Mar-11-14 12:46 am
- Arguments delayed on Nevada gay marriage Updated: Mar-10-14 9:17 pm
- Judge withholds ruling in Arkansas treasurer case Updated: Mar-10-14 8:28 pm
- Montana primary election field takes shape Updated: Mar-10-14 8:24 pm
- Holmes' lawyers want high court ruling on sources Updated: Mar-10-14 8:13 pm
- Idaho Senate panel passes sobriety testing bill Updated: Mar-10-14 8:08 pm
- Senate OKs bill to combat military sexual assault Updated: Mar-10-14 7:37 pm
- Federal prosecutors want cash from Denver pot grow Updated: Mar-10-14 7:33 pm
- Super PAC aims to help Pa. Dems in Legislature Updated: Mar-10-14 7:17 pm
- ACLU: Bar juvenile court shackles if no hearing Updated: Mar-10-14 6:26 pm
- Arizona hopes court will mull immigration law Updated: Mar-10-14 5:56 pm
- Judge denies new trial in slaying of Missouri girl Updated: Mar-10-14 5:56 pm
- Couple charged in $7 million shoplifting jailed Updated: Mar-10-14 5:25 pm
- Oklahoma House redefines abortion inducing drugs Updated: Mar-10-14 5:19 pm
- NRA seeks to block gun magazine ban Updated: Mar-10-14 5:12 pm
- US appeals court sets Va. same-sex case for May Updated: Mar-10-14 4:49 pm
- Ex-Mingo Co. magistrate gets prison time Updated: Mar-10-14 4:43 pm
- Iowa Supreme Court hears HIV conviction appeal Updated: Mar-10-14 4:41 pm
- 2 Md. prison guards get 2 1/2 years for assault Updated: Mar-10-14 4:25 pm
- Minnesota GOP lawmaker apologizes for NBA tweet Updated: Mar-10-14 4:16 pm
- Lawyer: Egypt activists beaten in courthouse Updated: Mar-10-14 3:56 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Vanderbilt Law School is hosting a public session later this month to discuss how state appellate court judges are selected in Tennessee and how that process might be improved.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Lawyers for two death row inmates who were denied a stay of execution say they plan to appeal to the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON - Senators rallied behind significant changes in military law to curb rape and sexual assault within the ranks, approving steps to protect the victims and barring the "good soldier defense" to ensure evidence alone determines a defendant's fate.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The United States has criticized the highest court in the Maldives after it sacked the country's elections commissioner and gave him a suspended six-month jail term for contempt of court, throwing into doubt a parliamentary election set for this month.
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge in San Francisco stopped the destruction Monday of millions of telephone records collected by the National Security Agency more than five years ago.
CARSON CITY, Nevada - A federal appeals court has postponed oral arguments on the challenge to Nevada's gay marriage ban just hours after it had set the hearing for April 9.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A federal judge on Monday withheld ruling on a motion by defense lawyers to throw out a corruption case against former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner, who is accused of accepting $36,000 in exchange for steering state business to a bond dealer.
HELENA, Montana - Dozens of people filed as candidates for office ahead of Monday's deadline by the Montana Secretary of State, setting up competitive races for seats in the U.S. Senate and House, along with a slate of legislative and judicial openings in June's primary elections.
DENVER - Lawyers for the man charged with killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater asked the U.S. Supreme Court to require a Fox News reporter to identify her sources for a story about the defendant.
BOISE, Idaho - A bill that would allow Idaho judges to require alcohol breath testing twice a day for some probationers is headed to the full Senate.
WASHINGTON - The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill late Monday making big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault, including scrapping the nearly century-old practice of using a "good soldier defense" to raise doubts that a crime has been committed.
DENVER - Federal prosecutors in Denver want to seize more than $850,000 from a medical marijuana business that was indicted in state court last year.
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A Washington-based super PAC that spent millions on behalf of Democratic candidates for the New Jersey Legislature last year plans to provide similar assistance in 2014 to Democrats running for Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled Legislature.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A civil rights organization wants the Ohio Supreme Court to prohibit juvenile courts from shackling youths without first holding a hearing to determine if restraints are necessary.
PHOENIX - The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to take up, once again, a piece of Arizona's immigration law.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A judge has denied a new trial for a young Missouri woman who pleaded guilty to murder for the slaying of a 9-year-old neighbor girl but later sought a do-over because of a U.S. Supreme Court case invalidating mandatory life sentences for juveniles.
CHICAGO - The heads of a suburban Chicago family accused of stealing $7 million in goods in a decadelong, multistate shoplifting spree will stay in jail pending trial because they are flight risks, a federal judge ruled Monday.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Monday to further restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Oklahoma, a bill that was written in direct response to a recent state Supreme Court decision.
WASHINGTON - The National Rifle Association is asking Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to block enforcement of a California city ordinance that bans gun magazines capable of holding more than 10 bullets.
RICHMOND, Virginia - Arguments about Virginia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage are scheduled to be heard in May by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals under an expedited schedule released Monday.
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A former Mingo County magistrate was sentenced Monday to 27 months in prison after pleading guilty to a federal vote charge.
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on whether it should uphold the conviction of a man with HIV who was sentenced to 25 years in prison for not telling a partner he carried the virus when they had sex.
BALTIMORE - An irate federal judge sentenced two former Maryland correctional officers to 2 1/2 years in prison Monday for conspiring in the severe beating of an inmate to punish him for having punched a guard in the nose in 2008.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Minnesota lawmaker apologized Monday for his tweet about NBA players that some saw as racist, saying he was rightly held accountable for inaccurate stereotyping.
CAIRO - Three of Egypt's most prominent youth activists were beaten in the courthouse by their guards before a hearing Monday in the appeal of their prison sentence, their lawyer said.