- Future of 'buff judge' hits Mich. Supreme Court Updated: Dec-11-13 2:20 pm
- Suit challenges state's 2nd Congressional District Updated: Dec-09-13 5:56 pm
- 2014 races shape up with filing deadline Updated: Dec-08-13 10:35 am
- Appeals judge who pleaded guilty to DUI to retire Updated: Dec-06-13 6:05 pm
- New election set in New Britain over ballot mix-up Updated: Dec-06-13 9:06 am
- Utah officials defend judicial disclosure rules Updated: Dec-04-13 8:32 pm
- Pa: judge: I can't help candidate left off ballot Updated: Dec-04-13 11:44 am
- Lake County's chief judge announces retirement Updated: Dec-04-13 4:08 am
- Democrat Kayyem outlines criminal justice platform Updated: Dec-02-13 7:58 pm
- Judge hits 'dark money' group with big penalty Updated: Nov-26-13 7:10 pm
- Republicans want to finish takeover of SC Updated: Nov-23-13 12:11 pm
- Resignation leaves questions about next Utah AG Updated: Nov-22-13 8:37 pm
- Elections office: Utah AG likely violated laws Updated: Nov-22-13 6:23 pm
- NV judge orders PAC to pay fine, disclose donors Updated: Nov-19-13 5:35 pm
- Justice Rice to seek re-election Updated: Nov-19-13 5:01 pm
- Justice Sotomayor faults Ala. death sentences Updated: Nov-18-13 2:22 pm
- Ex-strongman's brother sworn in as Maldives leader Updated: Nov-17-13 9:16 am
- Judge upholds Hawaii open primary election system Updated: Nov-14-13 8:00 pm
- Some lawmakers question gun permit exemption Updated: Nov-12-13 2:56 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A Detroit-area judge was "stupid" for having an affair with a woman who appeared in his court, but he shouldn't lose his job over it, an attorney said Wednesday as he urged the Michigan Supreme Court to choose a different punishment.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District looks like a wind-ruffled ribbon that curls from the eastern shore of Lake Pontchartrain through New Orleans, then up the Mississippi River to northern Baton Rouge.
AUSTIN, Texas - The time has come for Texas politicos to either put up or shut up for the 2014 elections.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A Criminal Appeals judge who pleaded guilty to a DUI charge in Knoxville last year has decided to retire.
NEW BRITAIN, Connecticut - A Hartford Superior Court judge has ordered a new election in New Britain to correct an Election Day ballot mix-up.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah court officials are defending the state's financial disclosure requirements for state Supreme Court justices after a watchdog group criticized the state for failing to require transparency.
MEADVILLE, Pennsylvania - A western Pennsylvania judge ruled he has no jurisdiction to order a new election or otherwise rectify the fact that a township supervisor candidate's name was mistakenly left off the general election ballot.
WAUKEGAN, Illinois - The chief judge in Lake County whose career has included stints as the county's state's attorney and the top federal prosecutor in Chicago is retiring.
BOSTON - Juliette Kayyem, a Democratic candidate for governor, unveiled a plan Monday she said will help overhaul the state's criminal justice system with a focus on rehabilitation and curbing waste.
HELENA, Montana - A political group that has gained notoriety for challenging campaign restrictions on corporations was fined $260,000 on Tuesday after a judge said it failed to disclose spending.
LANCASTER, South Carolina - South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore shares some striking political data when visiting local party meetings: In a state where the GOP holds most statewide offices and congressional and state legislative seats, Democrats still hold the counties. Democrats also outnumber Republicans as sheriffs, coroners and auditors.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Republicans are moving forward with finding a temporary replacement for Utah Attorney General John Swallow, who announced his resignation Thursday.
SALT LAKE CITY - A damning report released Friday shows Utah's attorney general deliberately withheld information from his campaign documents last year and tried to influence a probe into the matter by altering witness statements and apparently destroying documents.
CARSON CITY, Nevada - A Nevada judge has fined a Virginia-based group $110,000 for running ads supporting Brian Sandoval in the 2010 gubernatorial election without registering as a political action committee or filing financial reports.
HELENA, Montana - Montana Supreme Court Associate Justice Jim Rice has announced he will seek re-election in 2014.
WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Monday that partisan political elections for the Alabama courts appear to be driving judges' decisions to impose death sentences, overruling juries that have voted to send defendants to prison for life.
MALE, Maldives - The brother of the Maldives' former authoritarian ruler was sworn as the country's new president on Sunday, a day after his runoff victory capped a messy election that raised concerns that the tiny archipelago nation's fragile new democracy was in jeopardy.
HONOLULU - A federal judge on Thursday upheld Hawaii's open primary election, ruling a lawsuit challenging the system failed to prove it's "facially unconstitutional."
BOISE, Idaho - After a state lawmaker lost his concealed weapons permit for lying about a decades-old felony, some legislators are questioning the merits of a law giving elected officials an exemption from having to get a permit.