- Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies Updated: Apr-22-14 5:28 pm
- Roundup of Arkansas editorials Updated: Apr-22-14 9:05 am
- Democratic incumbent legislator bumped from ballot Updated: Apr-21-14 7:51 pm
- Former Upshur sheriff candidate's suit dismissed Updated: Apr-20-14 11:16 am
- Iowa cases against felons for voting to proceed Updated: Apr-18-14 4:52 pm
- Judge wants Detroit mayor to back bankruptcy plan Updated: Apr-17-14 6:25 pm
- Governor names district judge in Valencia County Updated: Apr-17-14 5:05 am
- Cuomo appoints 5 to NY midlevel appeals courts Updated: Apr-15-14 12:05 pm
- Group asks Supreme Court to stay out of John Doe Updated: Apr-14-14 6:19 pm
- Legislation targeting Okla. judiciary stirs debate Updated: Apr-13-14 3:43 pm
- Del. officials appeal injunction on campaign law Updated: Apr-10-14 5:55 pm
- House panel votes to hold IRS official in contempt Updated: Apr-10-14 2:01 pm
- House panel refers ex-IRS official to Justice Dept Updated: Apr-09-14 4:28 pm
- Ex-judge, 3 others sentenced in vote fraud case Updated: Apr-09-14 9:28 am
- Names for elections board slot sent to Walker Updated: Apr-09-14 5:05 am
- Stay issued on subpoenas in NC election law case Updated: Apr-08-14 2:55 pm
- SC group suing over county election boards law Updated: Apr-08-14 12:41 pm
- South African judge opens up Updated: Apr-06-14 12:07 pm
- Thai Red Shirts vow to fight back if gov't ousted Updated: Apr-05-14 10:04 pm
- Judge Sanders won't run again Updated: Apr-05-14 10:05 am
- Judge: No Pine Bluff mayoral election until 2016 Updated: Apr-03-14 4:53 pm
- Senate passes ballot measure on court appointments Updated: Apr-03-14 2:46 pm
- Retired Okla. Supreme Court Justice Hargrave dies Updated: Apr-01-14 7:15 pm
- Feds seek stay of order in voter citizenship case Updated: Apr-01-14 3:12 pm
- Miss. politics change, US House map varies little Updated: Mar-31-14 2:20 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states.
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers:
GALLUP, New Mexico - Democratic Rep. Sandra Jeff of Crownpoint, a maverick lawmaker who has sided with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez on several high-profile legislative votes, was removed from the June 3 primary election ballot on Monday by a judge who determined she had failed to qualify as a candidate.
BUCKHANNON, West Virginia - A judge has dismissed a former Upshur County sheriff candidate's lawsuit against the County Commission.
IOWA CITY, Iowa - An Iowa prosecutor said she will pursue pending cases against convicted felons accused of voting illegally in 2012 despite a new Iowa Supreme Court ruling that makes it unclear whether they lost their voting rights in the first place.
DETROIT - Looking years ahead, the judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy said Thursday he wants assurances from the mayor and other elected leaders that they'll follow a final plan that likely cuts pensions, sheds debt and plows millions into better services.
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.
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has appointed five trial court judges to vacancies on midlevel Appellate Division courts.
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Supreme Court should stay out of a dispute over subpoenas in a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination between conservative organizations and recent recall campaigns, a liberal group said Monday.
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.
DOVER, Delaware - Delaware officials are appealing a federal judge's ruling prohibiting them from enforcing a campaign finance law that is being challenged by a conservative group.
WASHINGTON - A House Committee voted Thursday to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings.
WASHINGTON - The House Ways and Means Committee voted Wednesday to refer a former Internal Revenue Service official to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution in the agency's tea party controversy.
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - A former judge and three other officials in eastern Kentucky have been sentenced to time served after pleading guilty to charges alleging widespread vote fraud.
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker will decide between four former Wisconsin circuit court judges to fill an opening spot on the Government Accountability Board.
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - A federal magistrate judge has delayed enforcement of her ruling directing North Carolina legislators to hand over some emails and other documents about last year's election overhaul law to groups who've sued to overturn portions of the law.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A government watchdog group has filed a legal challenge to the constitutionality of the elections process South Carolina, a move one top lawmaker says could complicate this year's races if the issue isn't decided quickly.
JOHANNESBURG - An openly gay judge on South Africa's Constitutional Court recently hosted a launch for his new book in the foyer of the court, a symbol-laden structure partly built with exposed brick from the apartheid-era prison that once stood on the same hilltop. At the event, another judge praised Edwin Cameron, loftily describing their workplace as a shrine to democracy but also ribbing the colleague he sees often.
BANGKOK - A leader of a pro-government movement backing Thailand's beleaguered prime minister has vowed to fight back if the country's judicial institutions and oversight agencies tried to remove the government undemocratically.
GREENWOOD, Mississippi - Longtime Circuit Judge Betty Sanders will not seek a sixth term in November.
PINE BLUFF, Arkansas - A circuit judge says Pine Bluff shouldn't have its mayoral election until 2016, ruling in favor with the city's mayor.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - This year's gubernatorial race could have even greater implications if a proposed constitutional amendment on Florida Supreme Court appointments is approved.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Retired Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Rudolph Hargrave died Tuesday at age 89.
WICHITA, Kansas - Federal election officials have asked a judge to temporarily suspend his own order that they help Kansas and Arizona enforce state laws requiring voters to prove their U.S. citizenship, arguing that the case "implicates the fundamental right to register to vote."
JACKSON, Mississippi - Party loyalty is being tested in one of Mississippi's U.S. House districts as a former Democratic congressman runs in a Republican primary.