- Prosecutor: Texas AG indicted for felony securities fraud Updated: Aug-01-15 10:01 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before he took over as the state's top law enforcement officer, a special prosecutor said Saturday.
- Mentally disabled man who kills mother may get inheritance Updated: Aug-01-15 2:25 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A Jackson County court has been ordered to determine in a hearing whether an Ocean Springs man found too mentally disabled to stand trial in the death of his mother may still collect his inheritance.
- Feds: Action taken to fix mistakenly awarded work permits Updated: Aug-01-15 1:28 pm
HOUSTON - Problems have been fixed that led to about 2,100 work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after a federal judge in Texas had put the plan on hold, the Justice Department said in newly filed court documents.
- Mississippi Silicon lawsuit dismissed by federal judge Updated: Aug-01-15 1:17 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A federal judge has ended the legal fight over a silicon metal plant being built in northeast Mississippi.
- Federal judge dismisses former chief justice's lawsuit Updated: Aug-01-15 11:22 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - A federal judge has dismissed former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson's lawsuit alleging her colleagues improperly stripped her of her title, ruling the justices were within their authority under a newly adopted constitutional amendment.
- Closing arguments completed in challenge to NC voter law Updated: Jul-31-15 8:01 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - Closing arguments wrapped up Friday in the legal challenge to North Carolina's election law, leaving the fate of the controversial legislation in the hands of the federal judge who heard the case.
- Judge orders Goodell, Brady appear in court Aug. 12, 19 Updated: Jul-31-15 6:59 pm
NEW YORK - The federal judge handling Tom Brady's attempt to overturn his four-game suspension ordered the New England quarterback and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to appear in court twice in mid-August.
- Retired Chancery Judge Edward Prisock dies Updated: Jul-31-15 6:50 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Retired Mississippi Chancery Judge Edward Prisock of Louisville has died of pancreatic and liver cancer.
- Parents trying to keep dead daughter's farewell notes sealed Updated: Jul-31-15 6:34 pm
LAS VEGAS - The unpublished farewells of a seventh-grader who killed herself are the focus of a federal court battle between her parents who helped change Nevada school bullying law and Las Vegas school officials who say the writings shed new light on allegations that campus officials failed to tell the parents the girl was being victimized.
- Federal judge dismisses Des Moines speed camera lawsuit Updated: Jul-31-15 6:34 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by seven Iowa residents who claimed the city of Des Moines violated their constitutional rights by operating an automated speed detection camera on Interstate 235.
- Panepinto files signatures in independent run for high court Updated: Jul-31-15 4:59 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A Philadelphia judge says he's submitted more than 28,000 signatures to the Pennsylvania Department of State in an effort to become the first independent or minor-party candidate to make the state Supreme Court ballot in more than two decades.
- Maine supreme court wades into dispute over 65 bills Updated: Jul-31-15 4:49 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - With more than a dozen lawmakers watching, Maine's highest court waded into a dispute Friday between Gov. Paul LePage and the Legislature over whether he missed his opportunity to veto 65 bills.
- Walker names his chief attorney to appellate court Updated: Jul-31-15 4:10 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has tapped his chief attorney to serve as a state appeals court judge.
- Federal report finds bias in St. Louis County family court Updated: Jul-31-15 4:05 pm
ST. LOUIS - The U.S. Department of Justice released a report critical of the St. Louis County Family Court on Friday, finding that black youths are treated more harshly than whites, and juveniles are often deprived of constitutional rights. Though unrelated to the department's investigation in Ferguson, the new report again raises concern about racial discrimination and profiling in the St. Louis region.
- Judge won't dismiss Greenwood mayor election challenge Updated: Jul-31-15 4:04 pm
GREENWOOD, Mississippi - A judge has denied a request from Greenwood Mayor Carolyn McAdams to throw out a challenger's lawsuit over the results of the 2013 election.
- Lawsuit from prisoner who sought an abortion dismissed Updated: Jul-31-15 3:19 pm
FLORENCE, Alabama - A federal judge said he would dismiss a lawsuit filed by a pregnant prisoner who sought an abortion after the woman told him during a hearing Friday she had changed her mind and now wants to deliver the child, a reversal called "highly suspicious" by one of her lawyers.
- Judge: Virginia can ban future Confederate license plates Updated: Jul-31-15 3:01 pm
DANVILLE, Virginia - Virginia can ban the Confederate flag from specialty license plates the state issues in the future, a federal judge said Friday, but no decision has been announced on whether existing tags can be revoked.
- Police: Man arrested for comments about storming courthouse Updated: Jul-31-15 2:43 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Authorities say a man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to storm the Sedgwick County Courthouse and kill law enforcement officers if a man on trial for murder was found guilty.
- New ruling on protective orders for Alaska Native tribes Updated: Jul-31-15 2:37 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Alaska Native tribes will no longer be forced to go the extra mile to have their domestic violence restraining orders enforced by the state.
- Judge sets date for first trial from Paulsboro derailment Updated: Jul-31-15 2:18 pm
CAMDEN, New Jersey - A trial date has been set for lawsuits stemming from a 2012 train derailment in southern New Jersey.
- Data shows few Latino voters in Yakima so far Updated: Jul-31-15 1:28 pm
YAKIMA, Washington - A new elections system designed to increase the number of Latinos voting in Yakima so far isn't generating much interest at the ballot box.
- North Dakota Supreme Court rules in toll bridge dispute Updated: Jul-31-15 11:55 am
FARGO, North Dakota - The North Dakota Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, in a dispute over a toll bridge between the two cities.
- Court affirms sentence in manslaughter case on Navajo Nation Updated: Jul-31-15 9:25 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - A federal appeals court has upheld a 19-year sentence for a man convicted of killing his neighbor after an argument over goats.
- New Logan County judge set to be sworn in Updated: Jul-31-15 3:12 am
LOGAN, West Virginia - A new circuit judge in Logan County is due to start work.
- Federal judge takes nuanced approach in US terrorism cases Updated: Jul-31-15 2:21 am
MINNEAPOLIS - U.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before - a young Somali-American who hadn't previously been a troublemaker was now accused of conspiring to leave the U.S. and join the Islamic State group.