- Gov. Matt Mead names Christensen circuit judge Updated: Dec-19-13 7:05 am
- Man accused of threatening judge faces more counts Updated: Dec-19-13 5:34 am
- Conn. Supreme Court nominee to appear before panel Updated: Dec-19-13 3:05 am
- Calif. high court mulling release of law test data Updated: Dec-19-13 2:07 am
- First black woman becomes Miss. US district judge Updated: Dec-19-13 12:01 am
- Ore. appeals court: patient can get hashish back Updated: Dec-18-13 10:26 pm
- Judge hears arguments over sex offender program Updated: Dec-18-13 8:26 pm
- Appeals court clears way for Lansing tribal casino Updated: Dec-18-13 8:16 pm
- New Mexico campaign spending limits overturned Updated: Dec-18-13 7:35 pm
- Allies of briefly freed Pa. inmate seek dismissal Updated: Dec-18-13 6:43 pm
- Hearing set on more sanity exams for James Holmes Updated: Dec-18-13 6:29 pm
- Report: SD leads nation in juvenile lockup rate Updated: Dec-18-13 6:00 pm
- Morris takes oath as newest Montana federal judge Updated: Dec-18-13 5:43 pm
- Federal judge weighing Ohio gay marriage fight Updated: Dec-18-13 5:20 pm
- Illinois prison official with arrests put on leave Updated: Dec-18-13 5:11 pm
- Mainer's judicial nomination hearing delayed Updated: Dec-18-13 5:07 pm
- Del. court weighs public housing gun restrictions Updated: Dec-18-13 4:53 pm
- Supporters of school shelters plan seek more time Updated: Dec-18-13 4:50 pm
- Christie's says Detroit art worth up to $867M Updated: Dec-18-13 3:40 pm
- Judge drops case against man accused of threats Updated: Dec-18-13 3:32 pm
- Alabama civil appeals clerk Wilkerson retiring Updated: Dec-18-13 2:54 pm
- East Timor files world court case vs. Australia Updated: Dec-18-13 2:34 pm
- Court orders new sentencing in Davenport slaying Updated: Dec-18-13 2:02 pm
- USA Harvest founder competent to stand trial Updated: Dec-18-13 1:32 pm
- USA Harvest founder competent to stand trial Updated: Dec-18-13 1:07 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Gov. Matt Mead has selected a veteran Natrona County prosecutor to serve as circuit court judge there.
FARGO, North Dakota - Authorities say a man arrested more than a year ago for sending threatening letters to a federal judge mailed similar letters to district court officials in North Dakota and Minnesota after he was indicted.
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Appellate Court Judge Richard Robinson, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's nominee to the Connecticut Supreme Court, is appearing before a legislative committee for a confirmation hearing.
SAN FRANCISCO - Researcher Richard Sander has been fighting for years to obtain sensitive data collected by the administrator of California's bar examination to help him examine the effects affirmative action policies have on the performance of minority law school students.
OXFORD, Mississippi - Debra Brown has become the first black woman to be a U.S. district judge in Mississippi.
PORTLAND, Oregon - An Oregon medical marijuana patient whose hashish was seized during a Washington County arrest can get it back. That's the ruling from the state Court of Appeals.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Attorneys for residents of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program asked a federal judge on Wednesday to declare the program unconstitutional, saying that it is more of a prison than a therapeutic center and that it does not provide appropriate treatment to help its nearly 700 clients attain release.
LANSING, Michigan - A federal appeals court says an Indian tribe from the Upper Peninsula can move ahead with plans to build a $245 million casino in downtown Lansing.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico will be prohibited from imposing limitations on certain campaign contributions and spending under a ruling filed Wednesday by a federal appeals court.
PHILADELPHIA - A prison inmate who was released from a life sentence only to be sent back behind bars for a murder he says he didn't commit is making a new bid for freedom.
CENTENNIAL, Colorado - Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes will return to court in late January for a hearing on prosecutors' request that he undergo additional psychiatric examination.
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota locked up juvenile offenders at the nation's highest rate two years ago but is taking steps that should reduce the number of young people being incarcerated, according to a report issued Wednesday by two organizations involved in juvenile justice reform.
HELENA, Montana - Brian Morris looked over the Montana Supreme Court chambers and told the crowd gathered Wednesday that it was a "bittersweet" location to hold his swearing-in ceremony as the state's newest federal judge.
CINCINNATI - A federal judge on Wednesday questioned the constitutionality of Ohio's ban on gay marriage and whether state officials have the authority to refuse to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in other states.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An Illinois prison official who's been arrested as many as two dozen times and allegedly was once affiliated with a gang has been suspended from his $111,400-a-year job, an official said Wednesday.
AUGUSTA, Maine - Senate Republicans in Washington have postponed a hearing for an associate justice on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court who's been nominated to serve on the federal bench.
DOVER, Delaware - The Delaware Supreme Court is weighing whether a Wilmington Housing Authority policy restricting the ability of public housing residents to carry firearms violates the state constitution.
OKLAHOMA CITY - An attempt to get Oklahoma voters to decide a $500 million bond issue to pay for storm shelters in Oklahoma schools was bungled by the attorneys who handled it, did not receive the required number of signatures and should not be placed on the ballot in 2014, an attorney for the state argued Wednesday.
DETROIT - Christie's auction house has completed its final report on the value of about 2,800 city-owned pieces in the Detroit Institute of Arts and has offered alternatives to a potential sale to satisfy creditors during the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
FARGO, North Dakota - A Minnesota man accused of trying to extort $50 million from government agencies in North Dakota and threatening to hold tribunals for politicians is not fit for trial and the case does not belong in court, a federal judge says.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The clerk of the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals is retiring after working for the court since 1975.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - East Timor has launched legal action claiming that Australian agents illegally seized documents from a lawyer who represents the impoverished Asian nation in a dispute over a multibillion-dollar oil-and-gas deal, the International Court of Justice announced Wednesday.
IOWA CITY, Iowa - An inmate who was a teenager when he robbed and killed a Davenport janitor in 2004 may get a chance to be released from prison, an appeals court ruled Wednesday.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the founder of USA Harvest is competent to stand trial on charges of tax evasion mail fraud and money laundering, accused of using funds from the volunteer organization for personal expenses.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A federal judge has concluded that the founder of USA Harvest is competent to stand trial on charges that he used money from the volunteer organization for personal expenses.