- Couple challenge forfeiture of assets in criminal case Updated: Oct-03-15 12:58 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A Jackson County couple is challenging the forfeiture of their farm, more than 40 firearms and other assets, arguing that a circuit court judge erred when he found that the items were connected to illegal drug activity.
- Cherokee County fights ruling on jail altercation video Updated: Oct-03-15 12:43 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - Cherokee County officials are contesting a judge's ruling that jail video recordings involved in an excessive-force civil rights lawsuit were improperly destroyed.
- Alabama judges use segregation-era law to avoid gay marriage Updated: Oct-03-15 11:01 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - As Alabama's all-white Legislature tried to preserve racial segregation and worried about the possibility of mixed-race marriages in 1961, lawmakers rewrote state law to make it optional for counties to issue marriage licenses.
- Supreme Court won't issue gambling opinion for Bentley Updated: Oct-03-15 9:44 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Supreme Court has refused Gov. Robert Bentley's request to weigh in on whether a lottery would open the door to full-blown casinos in the state.
- US Supreme Court to review 2006 Utah drug case Updated: Oct-03-15 9:41 am
SALT LAKE CITY - The U.S. Supreme Court will review a Utah drug case to see if there is a gap in search and seizure law.
- Denver police ordered to stop enforcing panhandling ban Updated: Oct-03-15 5:04 am
DENVER - In the wake of a federal court ruling a Grand Junction panhandling ordinance unconstitutional, Denver police officers have been told by the police chief to stop enforcing the city's panhandling ban.
- Vatican upends Davis affair with news of audience with gays Updated: Oct-02-15 10:48 pm
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican turned the tables Friday on the pope's meeting with Kim Davis: Not only did it distance the pontiff from her claims that he endorsed her stand on same-sex marriage, it said the only "real audience" Francis had in Washington was with a small group that included a gay couple.
- Pennsylvania's top prosecutor says justice violated ethics Updated: Oct-02-15 10:35 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A day after being charged with a second perjury count, Pennsylvania's attorney general said Friday she had reported a state Supreme Court justice for possible ethics violations, citing pornographic, racially offensive or otherwise inappropriate emails he received that were recovered from her office's computer servers.
- The Latest: Arpaio's contempt hearing to resume Thursday Updated: Oct-02-15 9:20 pm
PHOENIX - The latest on a hearing to decide whether an Arizona sheriff should be held in contempt for his defiance of a court order to stop his signature immigration patrols (all times local):
- Supreme Court to review latest medical marijuana measure Updated: Oct-02-15 8:53 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A measure to legalize medical marijuana is going before the Florida Supreme Court.
- Judge: Arkansas must fund some Planned Parenthood benefits Updated: Oct-02-15 8:38 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas will block most Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday, after a judge ordered the state to continue paying for services only to the three women who are suing over the governor's decision to end payments to the organization.
- Rebecca Bradley applies for Wisconsin Supreme Court vacancy Updated: Oct-02-15 7:56 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - State Appeals Court Judge Rebecca Bradley has applied to be appointed to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the only one of three candidates for a full 10-year term to do so.
- Ex-president to be questioned in Brazil corruption probe Updated: Oct-02-15 7:41 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - A Supreme Court judge ruled Friday that Brazil's federal police may question former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as a witness in their investigation of a kickback scandal that has engulfed the state-owned oil company Petrobras.
- The Latest: Day 2 ends in trial of W.Va. ex-coal chief Updated: Oct-02-15 7:32 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The latest developments in the federal trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. All times are local:
- Texas birth certificate denials for US-born kids get hearing Updated: Oct-02-15 6:24 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Lawyers for immigrant families denied birth certificates for U.S.-born children by Texas health officials told a federal judge Friday that a state agency must provide another option if certain forms of foreign-issued identification cannot be accepted.
- Man gets long prison term, then gets married at courthouse Updated: Oct-02-15 6:23 pm
GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania - A man sentenced to at least 20 years in prison in one Pennsylvania courtroom has followed that up by walking into another courtroom to marry his girlfriend.
- Federal judge continues blocking Arkansas from defunding Planned Parenthood Updated: Oct-02-15 4:24 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Federal judge continues blocking Arkansas from defunding Planned Parenthood.
- Punitive damages possible in suit against DuPont over cancer Updated: Oct-02-15 4:01 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A federal judge on Thursday ruled against a motion by DuPont and said punitive damages were possible for an Ohio woman who says she got kidney cancer after drinking water contaminated by a chemical discharged from a company plant.
- The Latest: Justice says he'll cooperate in email inquiry Updated: Oct-02-15 3:40 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The latest developments in the Pennsylvania attorney general's allegations that a state Supreme Court justice may have violated conduct rules because of racially offensive or misogynistic emails that were sent to him. All times local.
- Court denies requests of 2 in miscalculated sentence cases Updated: Oct-02-15 2:27 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday denied the legal requests of two men ordered back to prison last year after being wrongly released because state officials had routinely miscalculated sentences.
- 1 month in prison for companion of ex-treasure hunter Updated: Oct-02-15 1:33 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The longtime companion of an ex-fugitive deep sea treasure hunter was sentenced to a month behind bars Friday by a federal judge who rejected a recommendation for probation.
- Judge rules New Mexico tree-cutting law is unconstitutional Updated: Oct-02-15 12:51 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A federal court has struck down a state law that gave New Mexico counties the authority to remove trees and clear overgrown areas on national forest land without having to get approval from the U.S. Forest Service.
- Feds seek to restore guilty verdicts for ex-New Orleans cops Updated: Oct-02-15 12:22 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Prosecutors have asked federal appeals court again to reinstate guilty verdicts against five former New Orleans police officers on charges connected to deadly shootings that followed Hurricane Katrina.
- Florida Supreme Court lifts stay of execution Updated: Oct-02-15 12:21 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Supreme Court is letting the state move ahead with the execution of a man who killed his ex-wife, daughter and others.
- K-9 officer finds drug offender who fled courthouse Updated: Oct-02-15 10:21 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - A 20-year-old man who fled the Harrison County Courthouse after a judge sentenced him to jail time for drug charges is back behind bars.