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Stories with subject: Government appointments and nominations
  • Judge dismisses McCotter's suit against intern 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:37 pm
  • 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.

  • Florida editorial roundup 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:46 pm
  • Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:

  • Court upholds EPA emission standards 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:08 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

  • Grand Island attorney named to judgeship 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:32 pm
  • GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - A former Hall County prosecutor has been named to fill an open district court judgeship in eastern Nebraska's 5th Judicial District.

  • Chafee nominates 2 to judicial commission 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:07 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has announced two nominations to the state's Judicial Nominating Commission.

  • Cuomo appoints 5 to NY midlevel appeals courts 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:05 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has appointed five trial court judges to vacancies on midlevel Appellate Division courts.

  • Prince George's judge to lead District Court 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:49 pm
  • ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - A judge from Prince George's County will take over this spring as the top judge of Maryland District Court.

  • Kansas court furloughs possible under new budget 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:53 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - State court officials are unsure whether a Kansas budget approved this year by the Legislature will allow them to avoid furloughs for employees, while still providing additional funding for operations and a new document system.

  • Legislation targeting Okla. judiciary stirs debate 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 3:43 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - For the first time since a bribery scandal rocked Oklahoma's Supreme Court 50 years ago, state lawmakers are considering tinkering with the way Supreme Court justices and appellate court judges are selected.

  • Obama taps budget guru, technocrat for health job 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:53 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Sylvia Mathews Burwell, nominated to run "Obamacare," would bring a wealth of expertise in economics and government management to one of Washington's toughest jobs, even though she has little direct experience in the health care industry.

  • Judge denies Shoffner request for attorney 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:05 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A federal judge has turned down a request by former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner for him to appoint her hand-picked lawyer to represent her in her appeal of her corruption convictions.

  • Woman returns to tour jail where she was born 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:31 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Delores Shirley has enjoyed the reaction she gets when she tells people, "I was born in jail."

  • Judicial nominees forwarded to Nebraska governor 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:52 am
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - A judicial nominating commission has forwarded the names of two nominees to fill a vacant central Nebraska county court judgeship to Gov. Dave Heineman for his consideration.

  • Special prosecutor appointed to investigate judge 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:55 am
  • INDIANAPOLIS - A special prosecutor will investigate whether a Tippecanoe County judge should face charges for using his publicly owned computer to send campaign email.

  • SC lawmakers back out of special prosecutor bill 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:55 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina House members removed their names Thursday from legislation that would allow the General Assembly to decide whether an independent prosecutor should investigate ethics allegations against a constitutional officer or other officers under the governor's control.

  • 2016 campaign checklist: Hillary Clinton 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:38 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A look at Hillary Rodham Clinton's preparations for a potential 2016 presidential campaign:

  • Vermont appoints Miller over health care overhaul 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:10 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont Commerce Secretary Lawrence Miller will be getting a new job overseeing the overhaul of the health care insurance system statewide, officials announced Thursday.

  • Obama to nominate new head of Humanities Endowment 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:27 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama will nominate Colby College President William "Bro" Adams to be the next chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • Commission to interview applicants for judgeship 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:05 am
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A bipartisan commission will meet next month in Albuquerque to recommend candidates to Gov. Susana Martinez for possible appointment to a new district court judgeship.

  • Indonesia opposition leads, but less than expected 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:43 am
  • JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's biggest opposition party came out ahead in early election tallies Thursday, but the showing was far less than expected given the popularity of its pick for president, viewed as the favorite in this summer's presidential race.

  • Okla. House panel passes judicial nominating bill 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:05 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorneys would be appointed to Oklahoma's Judicial Nominating Commission by leaders of the House and Senate under legislation adopted by a House committee.

  • Panel nominates 4 for Supreme Court seat 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 8:14 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - The state's Judicial Nomination Commission has submitted the names of three attorneys and a judge to Gov. Steve Bullock as candidates for a Montana Supreme Court vacancy.

  • Cindy Hill won't accept attorney general's offer 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:19 pm
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is rejecting an offer from the state attorney general to narrow the scope of a court case that has to be resolved before she can return to running the state education department.

  • Ex-NC Justice Orr picked as temporary DA 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 11:14 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Former North Carolina state Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr is returning to the mountains to become district attorney for five western counties until a new DA is elected in November.

  • Judge disqualifies MLK estate lawyer from case 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 1:18 pm
  • ATLANTA - A judge has ruled that a lawyer for the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. cannot participate in a dispute over the ownership of King's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.