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  • Governor names district judge in Valencia County 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:05 am
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - A Los Lunas lawyer has been appointed by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to a judgeship on the 13th Judicial District Court in Valencia County.

  • Judge orders Maricopa County to pay attorney fees 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:08 am
  • PHOENIX - A judge is ordering Maricopa County to pay $190,000 for attorney fees incurred by a Sun City medical dispensary operator which successfully challenged the county's refusal to provide zoning clearance for the facility.

  • Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:18 am
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay people for unfair treatment when they defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman?

  • Nakamoto appointed as Big Island family judge 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:11 pm
  • HONOLULU - The Hawaii state Judiciary says a Hilo lawyer has been appointed as a family court judge on the Big Island.

  • Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:09 pm
  • HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday.

  • Despite ruling, Iowa to bar all felons from voting 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:11 pm
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa elections officials will continue to bar convicted felons from voting despite a landmark state Supreme Court ruling that suggests not all of them lost their voting rights, a spokesman said Wednesday.

  • No-parole sentence reinstated for Minnesota man 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:44 pm
  • MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of release for a man who was two months shy of his 18th birthday when prosecutors say he raped and killed a teenage girl, stabbing her 29 times with a screwdriver.

  • Did a German shepherd get called to jury duty? 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:05 pm
  • BRIDGETON, New Jersey - Could this prospective juror take a bite out of crime?

  • Appeals court: Consumer case improperly sealed 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:22 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - A company that sued to keep a complaint about one of its products out of a publicly accessible federal database was improperly allowed to wage its battle in secret, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

  • US judge overturns 6-week abortion ban 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:12 pm
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.

  • Judge nixes deal in batch of NFL concussion cases 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:55 pm
  • PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge in Philadelphia has declined to approve deals for another batch of retired players suing the NFL over concussion-linked claims.

  • Nevada Supreme Court removes Schaefer from ballot 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:22 pm
  • CARSON CITY, Nevada - The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the removal of a state controller candidate from the June primary ballot because he doesn't meet residency requirements.

  • Appeals court upholds Snowden email firm contempt 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:54 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a contempt of court citation against an email service provider used by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

  • Court revives election challenge against Democrat 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:07 pm
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's highest court revived a lawsuit on Wednesday that seeks to remove a maverick Democratic legislator from the June 3 primary election ballot.

  • Judge won't merge suits on same-sex marriage ban 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:02 pm
  • PHOENIX - A federal judge is refusing to combine two separately filed lawsuits challenging Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage.

  • Couple asks Supreme Court to nix marriage ban 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:57 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - A same-sex couple has asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to strike down the state's gay marriage ban.

  • Judge asked to allow use of lawmaker's statements 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:33 pm
  • CHICAGO - Prosecutors want to be able to tell jurors about potentially damaging comments state Rep. Derrick Smith made to authorities as they questioned him about allegedly taking a bribe, though a federal judge said Tuesday she would rule on the matter later.

  • Miss. death row inmate challenges rape conviction 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:55 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Supreme Court has set out a timetable for attorneys for a death row inmate to file briefs by late May supporting his appeal of a 1994 rape conviction.

  • Supreme Court hears school tax credit challenge 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:50 pm
  • 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 constitutionality of the law.

  • Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:45 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.

  • Judge: School can't suspend student from lacrosse 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:37 am
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - A federal judge has blocked the Portland schools from suspending a student lacrosse player for violating the drug-and-alcohol policy.

  • Livingston County jail must allow mail from ACLU 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:20 am
  • HOWELL, Michigan - A judge has ordered the Livingston County jail to stop intercepting mail sent to inmates from the American Civil Liberties Union.

  • Court rejects bankruptcy protection for Mt. Gox 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:47 am
  • TOKYO - The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application.

  • Judge Durwood Conque will retire at end of year 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:25 am
  • LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Lafayette Parish Judge Durwood Conque says he will retire when his six-year term ends in December.

  • GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:10 pm
  • 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.