- Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies Updated: Apr-16-14 12:45 pm
- US judge overturns North Dakota abortion law Updated: Apr-16-14 12:40 pm
- Crawford challenging earlier rape conviction Updated: Apr-16-14 12:22 pm
- Judge: School can't suspend student from lacrosse Updated: Apr-16-14 11:37 am
- No-parole sentence reinstated for Minnesota man Updated: Apr-16-14 11:31 am
- Supreme Court hears school tax credit challenge Updated: Apr-16-14 11:22 am
- Livingston County jail must allow mail from ACLU Updated: Apr-16-14 10:20 am
- Court rejects bankruptcy protection for Mt. Gox Updated: Apr-16-14 9:47 am
- German Shepherd called to jury duty in New Jersey Updated: Apr-16-14 9:16 am
- Judge Durwood Conque will retire at end of year Updated: Apr-16-14 7:25 am
- GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection Updated: Apr-15-14 11:10 pm
- May 1 trial set in Rocky Boy embezzlement case Updated: Apr-15-14 10:22 pm
- Alleged Hillary Clinton shoe thrower detained Updated: Apr-15-14 8:14 pm
- House kills bill to remove La.'s anti-sodomy law Updated: Apr-15-14 8:02 pm
- Judge lets conviction of Arkansas treasurer stand Updated: Apr-15-14 8:02 pm
- Judge takes up ban on domestic partner benefits Updated: Apr-15-14 7:49 pm
- Wyoming governor touts wolf reintroduction success Updated: Apr-15-14 7:46 pm
- McVay death sentence will get automatic review Updated: Apr-15-14 7:00 pm
- Judge dismisses McCotter's suit against intern Updated: Apr-15-14 6:37 pm
- Court expands legal rights for injured workers Updated: Apr-15-14 6:22 pm
- Judge blocks Massachusetts ban on painkiller Updated: Apr-15-14 6:13 pm
- Critics: Some Iowa courthouses lack basic security Updated: Apr-15-14 6:06 pm
- Turtle Mountain board wants officials ousted Updated: Apr-15-14 5:35 pm
- Nonprofit groups allowed to join Kauai law defense Updated: Apr-15-14 5:26 pm
- Oklahoma Senate Oks limits on abortion drug Updated: Apr-15-14 5:24 pm
WASHINGTON - As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime.
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered attorneys for death row inmate Charles Ray Crawford to file briefs by late May supporting his appeal of a 1994 rape conviction.
PORTLAND, Oregon - A federal judge has blocked the Portland schools from suspending a student lacrosse player for violating the drug-and-alcohol policy.
MINNEAPOLIS - A man who was 17 when prosecutors say he raped and killed a teenage girl won't be eligible for release from prison.
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Supporters of an education tax credit program that offers scholarships to private and religious schools in New Hampshire packed the Supreme Court chambers for arguments on the law's constitutionality.
HOWELL, Michigan - A judge has ordered the Livingston County jail to stop intercepting mail sent to inmates from the American Civil Liberties Union.
TOKYO - The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application.
BRIDGETON, New Jersey - At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime.
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Lafayette Parish Judge Durwood Conque says he will retire when his six-year term ends in December.
DETROIT - General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.
HAVRE, Montana - A federal judge has set a May 1 trial date in the embezzlement case against former Rocky Boy Indian Reservation health clinic director Fawn Tadios.
PHOENIX - A federal magistrate on Tuesday ordered a Phoenix woman to remain jailed until she is returned to Las Vegas to face federal charges alleging she threw a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana House overwhelmingly rejected a repeal of the state's unconstitutional anti-sodomy law Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A federal judge Tuesday upheld the corruption conviction of Arkansas' former treasurer, saying prosecutors proved she illegally influenced interstate commerce and rejecting her argument that the case against her should have been heard by state authorities.
DETROIT - A ban on benefits for domestic partners in Michigan public schools and local governments might not save much money, but that's not a reason to throw out the law, a lawyer for the state told a federal judge Tuesday.
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A recent survey showing Wyoming's wolf population is stable proves ending federal protections for the animals and placing them under state management was the right move, Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday.
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The death sentence for a man accused of killing a Sioux Falls hospice nurse as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama will get an automatic review by the state Supreme Court, South Dakota's attorney general said Tuesday.
DETROIT - Ex-Michigan U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's lawsuit alleging that a former intern deliberately submitted forged petitions to keep him from seeking re-election has been dismissed.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Supreme Court overturned 30 years of precedent with a ruling Tuesday that gives greater legal protections to injured workers who subsequently are fired from their jobs.
BOSTON - A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa courthouses have a variety of security features, with about half banning guns and fewer providing secure areas for judges and staff to work outside courtrooms, according to critics pushing for upgrades.
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The judicial board of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa in North Dakota wants to oust two judges and a clerk from office.
HONOLULU - A federal judge has decided to allow four nonprofit organizations to join Kauai County in defending a new law regulating pesticides and genetically modified crops in court.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to further restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Oklahoma in a bill written in direct response to a recent state Supreme Court decision.