- Kansas Senate OKs 'compromise' judiciary budget Updated: Mar-07-14 12:42 pm
- Hawaii Supreme Court pick gets OK from committee Updated: Mar-07-14 12:31 pm
- Court approves 2nd lawyer to help Bulger's appeal Updated: Mar-07-14 12:22 pm
- NH court rejects former House speaker's appeal Updated: Mar-07-14 12:16 pm
- Lawyer suing Kansas sees schools ruling as victory Updated: Mar-07-14 11:37 am
- Kansas high court: School funding unconstitutional Updated: Mar-07-14 11:29 am
- Drug court participants could face prison time Updated: Mar-07-14 11:19 am
- Bewigged British lawyers march to protest fee cuts Updated: Mar-07-14 10:08 am
- International court convicts Congo rebel leader Updated: Mar-07-14 9:07 am
- Fort Polk man sentenced for burglary on Army base Updated: Mar-07-14 6:40 am
- W.Va. Senate committee advances abortion ban bill Updated: Mar-06-14 8:34 pm
- Judge keeps juvenile corrections lawsuit alive Updated: Mar-06-14 7:49 pm
- Wyoming schools chief says going back to work Updated: Mar-06-14 7:05 pm
- Massachusetts OKs bill outlawing 'upskirt' photos Updated: Mar-06-14 6:56 pm
- Supreme Court gets case on juvenile life sentences Updated: Mar-06-14 6:51 pm
- Judge withdraws from Mass. patronage hiring case Updated: Mar-06-14 6:47 pm
- Lawsuits revived by soldiers over waste disposal Updated: Mar-06-14 5:27 pm
- A Gadhafi son is extradited to Libya Updated: Mar-06-14 5:13 pm
- Kansas court to issue school finance ruling Updated: Mar-06-14 5:08 pm
- Michigan's top court hears juvenile lifers case Updated: Mar-06-14 5:04 pm
- Legion of Christ suit in Rhode Island moves ahead Updated: Mar-06-14 4:54 pm
- Judge orders Blixseth to appear in court Updated: Mar-06-14 4:46 pm
- Millions to be spent at Detroit courthouse Updated: Mar-06-14 4:40 pm
- Judge rules for Samsung in dispute with Apple Updated: Mar-06-14 3:22 pm
- Jury rejects claims over Anaheim police shooting Updated: Mar-06-14 2:47 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Senate's approval of a bill that funds the Kansas judicial branch means furloughs are less likely, a top Republican supporter said, but Democrats are crying foul because of several strings attached - including two measures to decentralize the power of the state Supreme Court.
HONOLULU - The state Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee is rejecting a bar association's "unqualified" rating of the governor's pick for the Hawaii Supreme Court.
BOSTON - A federal judge has approved a second taxpayer-funded lawyer to help with convicted Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's appeal.
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Friday rejected an appeal by former Republican House Speaker Bill O'Brien, saying he suffered no harm from a 2010 primary election eve "Robocall" message from the state Democratic party.
TOPEKA, Kansas - An attorney for Kansas parents and school districts suing the state over education funding says the state Supreme Court's ruling in the case is a victory for children.
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday the state's current public school funding levels are unconstitutional.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Indiana - The Indiana Supreme Court's suspension of a troubled southern Indiana drug court has left more than 70 people facing the possibility that they'll have to serve out the rest of their sentences in prison.
LONDON - Thousands of British lawyers have stayed away from court to protest legal aid cuts that they fear will devastate the country's respected justice system.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The International Criminal Court on Friday convicted a rebel leader of charges including murder and pillage over a deadly attack on a village in eastern Congo, but acquitted him of rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers.
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - A federal judge has sentenced a 20-year-old Fort Polk man to a year in prison for a burglary on the central Louisiana military base.
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A bill to prohibit abortions later than 20 weeks after conception moved forward Thursday in the state Senate Judiciary Committee and will be heard on the full Senate floor later this week.
BOISE, Idaho - A federal judge says a whistleblower lawsuit against the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections can move forward in court, but some of the claims must be dismissed.
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Saying she has waited long enough, state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill vowed Thursday to resume her duties as head of the Department of Education next week.
BOSTON - Massachusetts lawmakers approved legislation Thursday to crack down on those who secretly take photographs of "the sexual or other intimate parts" of women or children in public.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The lawyer for a woman who helped commit a murder when she was 15 told the Florida Supreme Court she deserves a new sentencing hearing because of a federal ban on mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles.
BOSTON - A federal judge on Thursday reluctantly agreed to remove himself from the upcoming trial of the state's ex-probation commissioner and two former aides charged in a patronage hiring scheme, because defense attorneys said they may call the judge's friend as a witness.
RICHMOND, Virginia - A federal appeals court on Thursday revived dozens of lawsuits by soldiers and others who claim they were harmed by improper waste disposal while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
TRIPOLI, Libya - One of Moammar Gadhafi's sons, al-Saadi, was extradited on Thursday to Libya from Niger, where he had taken refuge as his father's regime crumbled in 2011, bringing cheers from Libyans as the government prepares to prosecute him for his alleged role in trying to suppress the uprising against Gadhafi's rule.
TOPEKA, Kansas - Months of speculation and anxiety over the fate of the funding of Kansas public schools will become clearer Friday when the state Supreme Court issues a ruling in case that has dragged on for nearly four years.
DETROIT - Prosecutors urged Michigan's highest court Thursday to keep prison gates closed on more than 350 inmates serving no-parole sentences, despite a groundbreaking 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision that treats teenagers who've been convicted of murder differently than adults.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A federal judge in Rhode Island has agreed to let a lawsuit move forward against the Roman Catholic religious order the Legion of Christ, turning down an attempt by the disgraced order to end the lawsuit brought over a late Yale University professor's $1 million bequest.
BILLINGS, Montana - A judge has told real estate developer Tim Blixseth to appear in federal court to explain why he has not complied with an order to pay $13.8 million to creditors in a bankruptcy case.
DETROIT - The government could spend as much as $130 million to upgrade the 80-year-old federal courthouse in downtown Detroit.
SAN JOSE, California - A federal judge in California on Thursday denied Apple's request to permanently ban Samsung from selling 23 older-model smartphones and tablets that a jury found infringed on patents held by the maker of iPhones and iPads.
SANTA ANA, California - A federal court jury on Thursday rejected claims that police used excessive force in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man, the first of two killings by Anaheim police that led to violent demonstrations in the city that's home to Disneyland.