- Ducey appoints 2 to serve as Maricopa County judges Updated: May-22-15 7:35 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed a lawyer for the state Attorney General's Office and a county prosecutor to serve as judges in Maricopa County.
- Arizona sheriff seeks to remove judge from profiling case Updated: May-22-15 7:08 pm
PHOENIX - An embattled Arizona sheriff has asked a federal judge to disqualify himself from a racial profiling case, saying questions during a recent hearing have created the appearance of judicial bias.
- Governor appoints son of foundation president to regents Updated: May-22-15 5:58 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has appointed the son of a president of a foundation that supports conservative causes to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.
- Hawaii pays off lawyers' fees for Honolulu newspaper Updated: May-22-15 4:30 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii Gov. David Ige has approved the state's last payment to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, bringing an end to a legal battle that began when the newspaper sued to force officials to disclose the names of judicial nominees.
- Obama nominates Miller as US attorney for Vermont Updated: May-22-15 7:48 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - President Barack Obama has nominated Burlington lawyer Eric Miller to serve as the next U.S. attorney for Vermont.
- Ex-jail guard cites poor legal help, gets sentencing delayed Updated: May-21-15 8:28 pm
NEW YORK - A former jail guard convicted of ignoring the pleas of a dying inmate made a last-minute claim that his legal representation had been insufficient, leading a federal judge to postpone his sentencing on Thursday.
- Stanton nominated to serve on federal bench in Tennessee Updated: May-21-15 6:44 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The White House has nominated U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.
- Judge temporarily halts fracking approvals in North Carolina Updated: May-20-15 4:39 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A judge has halted the approval of fracking operations in North Carolina until a higher court weighs in on the legality of the appointment of several boards that manage state resources and the environment.
- New nominees gird for Pennsylvania high-court campaign Updated: May-20-15 2:56 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Party endorsements and money made the difference in who was nominated for state Supreme Court in Pennsylvania's primary election.
- 4 Maricopa County Superior Court judges retiring Updated: May-20-15 8:47 am
PHOENIX - Four more Maricopa County Superior Court judges are retiring.
- Dems select Philly judge, Pittsburgh lawyer in court races Updated: May-19-15 11:28 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A Philadelphia judge was nominated by Democrats in Tuesday's primary election to run for a seat on the statewide Superior Court, while voters bucked the party's endorsement and nominated a former Allegheny County solicitor to run for a Commonwealth Court seat.
- Parties pick 5 endorsed candidates for state's highest court Updated: May-19-15 11:25 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans demonstrated Tuesday that party endorsements count as they nominated five party-backed candidates for the state Supreme Court.
- Latest in Pennsylvania primary: Wojcik is appellate nominee Updated: May-19-15 11:24 pm
- 5 Cabinet directors' salaries increasing by total of $62,000 Updated: May-19-15 7:28 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Five of Gov. Nikki Haley's Cabinet directors will collectively see their salaries increase by about $62,000, as per the Republican governor's recommendations.
- Florida's GOP primary could give a boost to a favorite son Updated: May-19-15 5:06 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida has put itself in a position to help the White House bids of either former Gov. Jeb Bush or Sen. Marco Rubio, by setting up a winner-take-all Republican presidential primary as early as possible in the nominating calendar.
- Mediator appointed in lawsuit over $75M loan for 38 Studios Updated: May-19-15 3:30 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The judge overseeing the lawsuit over a failed $75 million state-backed loan for 38 Studios appointed a mediator on Tuesday, saying it could help avoid a trial over the deal with the now-defunct video game company owned by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.
- Kansas attorney general appoints new civil litigation chief Updated: May-19-15 5:11 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has picked a former state Bar Association president to lead the division in Schmidt's office that handles civil lawsuits.
- Nominating commission to interview appeals judge candidates Updated: May-19-15 3:37 am
INDIANAPOLIS - The Judicial Nominating Commission is scheduled to interview eight candidates next month seeking a position on the Indiana Court of Appeals.
- Tuesday's primary features races for top court, Philly mayor Updated: May-18-15 3:52 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democrats and Republicans will choose their nominees for an unprecedented three open seats on the Pennsylvania's highest court in Tuesday's primary election. Also on the statewide ballot are Democratic contests for one open seat each on the Superior and Commonwealth courts, the state's intermediate appellate courts.
- Deliberate approach is hallmark of bridge case prosecutor Updated: May-17-15 3:07 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - The U.S. attorney prosecuting allies of Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal is known as a fierce litigator whose lengthy experience as a defense attorney exerts a balancing effect on his decisions as a prosecutor.
- Will death make Tsarnaev a martyr? Experts say it depends Updated: May-17-15 10:50 am
BOSTON - Does putting Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death make him a martyr for the cause?
- Gov. Kate Brown selects new Lane County judge Updated: May-17-15 7:07 am
EUGENE, Oregon - Gov. Kate Brown has appointed Karrie McIntyre to fill a vacancy in Lane County Circuit Court.
- Johnson accuses Baldwin of violating agreement on judges Updated: May-16-15 5:50 pm
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin violated a bipartisan agreement over the process for filling a longtime vacancy on a federal appeals court.
- Florida Republicans exploring Senate run work party meeting Updated: May-16-15 3:52 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - Chances are good that U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis will have a primary opponent as he seeks Marco Rubio's Senate seat, and four people also considering a run were at the Republican Party of Florida's quarterly meeting Saturday gauging interest for possible campaigns.
- Criticized 'pick-a-pal' Texas grand juries closer to reform Updated: May-15-15 5:02 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is closer to revamping the grand jury system that was in place for hundreds of Houston police shootings that didn't result in any officer indictments.