- Jury awards Panama City Beach condo association $12 million Updated: Feb-08-16 3:10 am
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida - A jury has awarded nearly $12 million in damages to the Shores of Panama Resort Community Association in a lawsuit against several former directors of the association.
- Trial in $300M fraud delayed for former concert promoter Updated: Feb-08-16 3:01 am
MIAMI - Trial in an alleged $300 million fraud scheme has been postponed for a former concert promoter who once staged tours for major acts such as the Rolling Stones, Elton John and Aerosmith.
- Juror: Man upset over verdict lifts Carlsbad court pew Updated: Feb-07-16 6:11 pm
CARLSBAD, New Mexico - An outburst that came as jurors delivered their verdict at the end of a murder trial has rattled the Eddy County Courthouse in Carlsbad.
- Montana bankruptcy judge announces retirement Updated: Feb-07-16 3:24 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana's longtime U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Ralph Kirscher is retiring.
- Plagued by delays, California high-speed rail back in court Updated: Feb-07-16 1:46 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California voters embraced the idea of building the nation's first real high-speed rail system, which promised to whisk travelers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under three hours, a trip that can take six hours or more by car. Eight years after they approved funding for it, construction is years behind schedule and legal, financial and logistical delays plague the $68 billion project.
- Former judge seeks compensation after convictions overturned Updated: Feb-07-16 1:24 pm
TACOMA, Washington - A former Pierce County judge is seeking $1.5 million in compensation after his convictions were overturned on appeal.
- Documents show Iowa has backlog of criminal appeal cases Updated: Feb-07-16 12:52 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa attorney general's office has gained approval to temporarily hire lawyers to deal with a backlog of criminal appeal cases that have piled up since an Iowa Supreme Court rule change in 2012.
- Arkansas Supreme Court race pits judge vs Little Rock lawyer Updated: Feb-07-16 11:02 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The race for an open seat on the Arkansas Supreme Court pits a state judge and ex-lawmaker who once advocated banning gays and lesbians from fostering and adopting children against a Little Rock lawyer who touts his lack of political experience as an asset.
- Federal judge asked to revoke bond of Ohio terrorism suspect Updated: Feb-07-16 10:51 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - A federal judge is being asked to revoke the bond for one of four men accused of raising money for a former al-Qaida leader.
- Court effort aims to link job placement with child support Updated: Feb-07-16 10:37 am
EDWARDSVILLE, Illinois - A new court program in southwestern Illinois aims to help connect parents who owe child support with job placement programs and other social service efforts.
- Legislative panel to hold hearings on judge reappointments Updated: Feb-07-16 10:05 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A legislative committee will hold public hearings on whether to reappoint more than 30 state judges to additional eight-year terms.
- Date set for appeal by ex-doctor in Vegas hepatitis C case Updated: Feb-07-16 7:10 am
LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Supreme Court is scheduling oral arguments April 5 on an appeal by a once-prominent Las Vegas doctor serving 18 years to life in prison for the largest hepatitis C outbreak in state history.
- El Salvador arrests 4 ex-soldiers in massacre of Jesuits Updated: Feb-06-16 11:26 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Salvadoran police have arrested four former soldiers wanted in Spain for the 1989 murder of six Jesuit priests during the Central American country's brutal civil war, officials said Saturday. Five of the priests were Spanish and their killings sparked international outrage.
- Grand jury probe costs Cherokee County $28,000 Updated: Feb-06-16 5:39 pm
GALENA, Kansas - Cherokee County spent about $28,000 on a grand jury investigation that led to charges that were ultimately dismissed.
- Marijuana meeting, scholarship bill things to know about Updated: Feb-06-16 4:28 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The board tasked with regulating Alaska's legal pot industry is set to meet as the date to begin accepting marijuana business applications nears. Also in the days ahead, lawmakers plan to discuss a bill that would require students who receive state-sponsored merit scholarships or financial aid grants to repay them if they don't complete their degrees or certification programs within six years. The chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court also is set to deliver the annual State of the Judiciary address.
- Pueblo municipal court judge resigns Updated: Feb-06-16 2:06 pm
PUEBLO, Colorado - A former Pueblo Municipal Court judge has resigned after a confrontation with a court employee.
- Courthouse in Oklahoma City to be named after late judge Updated: Feb-06-16 1:19 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The federal courthouse in Oklahoma City is to be dedicated next week to honor the longest sitting judge on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes Oklahoma.
- Editorials from around New England Updated: Feb-06-16 1:17 pm
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
- 2 men convicted of trying to kill deputy during robbery Updated: Feb-06-16 1:04 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kansas - A jury has convicted two Kansas men of attempted murder and other charges for allegedly shooting a deputy sheriff several times while robbing a convenience store last March.
- Prosecutors allowed to appeal Walker recall probe ruling Updated: Feb-06-16 11:37 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has allowed three district attorneys to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court over a closed, secret investigation into whether Gov. Scott Walker's campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups during the 2012 recall election.
- Defense to seek federal review of ruling in 2004 slaying Updated: Feb-06-16 11:33 am
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pennsylvania - A defense attorney says he will ask a federal judge to review a state Supreme Court ruling allowing prosecutors to seek the death penalty in the retrial of a man charged in the murder of a woman in central Pennsylvania more than a decade ago.
- Federal judge rejects bid for leniency in child pornography case Updated: Feb-06-16 10:51 am
PITTSBURGH - A federal judge in western Pennsylvania has rejected a former Allegheny College professor's bid for leniency in a child pornography case.
- New domestic violence gun law in SC hard to track in court Updated: Feb-06-16 10:36 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina lawmakers passed a law last year banning some people convicted of domestic violence from owning guns.
- Analysis: Power struggle heart of debate over Kansas courts Updated: Feb-06-16 10:11 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - A legislative dispute over how Kansas Supreme Court justices are selected is a political struggle over whether Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and his supporters can make their conservative fiscal and social policies stick well into the future.
- City asking for mental health records of fired city attorney Updated: Feb-06-16 9:17 am
MINOT, North Dakota - The city of Minot is asking a federal judge to require a fired city employee to turn over mental health records since 1994 as part of an ongoing legal battle.