- Elections board predicts 10 percent turnout Tuesday Updated: Feb-12-16 6:02 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board is predicting about 10 percent of eligible voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the spring primary election.
- Ohio leaders say medical marijuana issue isn't going away Updated: Feb-11-16 6:38 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Legislative leaders and statewide officers weighed in Thursday on how Ohio should address the issue of medical marijuana, with most agreeing that the matter is not going away.
- No end in sight in Virginia Supreme Court spat Updated: Feb-11-16 4:53 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Supreme Court Justice Jane Marum Roush is about to lose her dream job. Whether she gets it back is still unclear.
- The Latest: Taylor has no problem letting voters decide pot Updated: Feb-11-16 4:07 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Latest from a forum for journalists organized by The Associated Press (all times local):
- North Carolina takes map delay request to US Supreme Court Updated: Feb-09-16 7:25 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The federal court that struck down two majority black congressional districts in North Carolina refused Tuesday to delay its order demanding that new boundaries be drawn in barely a week's time.
- Group launches ad blitz in Arkansas' chief justice race Updated: Feb-08-16 5:26 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A Washington-based group launched television ads Monday portraying Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson as beholden to trial lawyers and criticizing the chief justice hopeful over gifts and campaign contributions she's received.
- TV ads hit airwaves ahead of Wisconsin Supreme Court primary Updated: Feb-08-16 4:31 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Television ads are hitting the airwaves as Wisconsin's Supreme Court race heads into its final week before a primary whittles the three-candidate field down to two contenders.
- Arkansas Supreme Court race pits judge vs Little Rock lawyer Updated: Feb-07-16 11:02 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The race for an open seat on the Arkansas Supreme Court pits a state judge and ex-lawmaker who once advocated banning gays and lesbians from fostering and adopting children against a Little Rock lawyer who touts his lack of political experience as an asset.
- Federal judge issues temporary freeze on new election law Updated: Feb-05-16 9:35 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A federal court judge put a temporary freeze Friday on a new Michigan election law that critics say amounts to a "gag order," and urged lawmakers to clarify the issue quickly.
- Kenya: Supreme court judge to be investigated over bribery Updated: Feb-05-16 1:38 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - The head of Kenya's Judiciary Friday said that an internal probe has found that a Supreme Court judge should be investigated further over allegations that he received a $2 million bribe to influence an election petition.
- Appeals court's chief judge is newest Supreme Court justice Updated: Feb-03-16 3:04 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The chief judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals is the newest justice on the state Supreme Court.
- West Virginia features packed ballot for 2016 election Updated: Feb-03-16 1:58 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The ballot is almost set for a pivotal election in West Virginia.
- Washington County judge criticized over break room cameras Updated: Feb-02-16 4:40 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - The chief administrator for Washington County is facing criticism after she ordered cameras installed in a break room used by justices of the peace and county employees.
- Legal costs involving convicted Ohio judge could reach $1.7M Updated: Feb-01-16 11:26 am
CINCINNATI - The cost of court cases brought for and against a juvenile court judge in southwest Ohio who was convicted of a felony charge after a legal battle over her election as judge could reach nearly $1.7 million.
- Egypt's top auditor faces backlash over corruption findings Updated: Jan-28-16 2:14 am
CAIRO - Egypt's top auditor ignited an uproar when he estimated that corruption had cost the country billions of dollars. Yet the anger was not directed against the government or even long-established oligarchs, but at the auditor himself.
- Court: Arizona judicial candidates can't seek campaign cash Updated: Jan-27-16 2:23 pm
PHOENIX - A federal appeals court has reversed course and now says Arizona can prohibit some candidates for elected judgeships from soliciting campaign contributions or participating in somebody else's campaign.
- Official wants to toss lawsuit over audit of voting machines Updated: Jan-27-16 12:06 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A judge will hear arguments next month on the request to dismiss the lawsuit filed by a Wichita mathematician who is seeking to audit voting machine results after finding statistical anomalies in election counts.
- I. Coast ex-leader, on trial at ICC, retains support at home Updated: Jan-27-16 10:52 am
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - Dozens of Ivory Coast politicians, including ex-ministers and diplomats, gathered in a hotel conference room here this week to honor a man widely blamed for his country's descent into months of grisly killings and sexual violence five years ago.
- Local officials sue to block law prohibiting ballot info Updated: Jan-26-16 5:37 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Local officials filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a new Michigan law they say unconstitutionally restricts their free-speech rights, urging a judge to immediately block it so they can distribute ballot measure information to voters ahead of the March elections.
- Rulings in Kansas cases revive conservatives' push on courts Updated: Jan-23-16 11:26 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and his allies are trying to revive their push to remake Kansas' courts by stoking public outrage over its recent rulings on abortion and the death penalty.
- Nonprofit urging Arkansas judicial hopefuls to sign pledge Updated: Jan-21-16 4:31 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A nonprofit backed by two former Arkansas Supreme Court justices is urging judicial candidates to disavow "false" communications on their behalf by outside groups in their races.
- Legal advice sought on St. Clair judges' re-election tactics Updated: Jan-21-16 4:11 am
CHICAGO - The State Board of Elections is referring a legal question about three St. Clair County judges' campaign strategies to Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
- Kobach: No plans to ask lawmakers for dual-registration law Updated: Jan-20-16 5:35 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Wednesday that he has no plans to ask lawmakers to ban voters who registered with a federal form from casting ballots in state and local elections.
- Immigration tops politically charged caseload for high court Updated: Jan-20-16 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's decision to add immigration to its already robust list of politically charged cases means a raft of rulings in the late spring or early summer that could inject the court into the presidential campaign.
- Bryant names Madison state senator to county court judgeship Updated: Jan-19-16 8:57 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A special state Senate election is coming after Gov. Phil Bryant named state Sen. Will Longwitz, a Madison Republican, to a county court judgeship in Madison County.