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Stories with subject: Judicial elections
  • Judge won't dismiss Greenwood mayor election challenge 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 4:04 pm

    GREENWOOD, Mississippi - A judge has denied a request from Greenwood Mayor Carolyn McAdams to throw out a challenger's lawsuit over the results of the 2013 election.

  • Data shows few Latino voters in Yakima so far 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 1:28 pm

    YAKIMA, Washington - A new elections system designed to increase the number of Latinos voting in Yakima so far isn't generating much interest at the ballot box.

  • Wisconsin justice defends participation in Walker case 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 6:08 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser said Thursday he didn't have to recuse himself from a ruling that ended a secret investigation into coordination between Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign and outside groups. Prosser acknowledged spending by some of those same groups helped him win re-election in 2011 but argued that was years ago.

  • Appeals court reinstates 'Roadless Rule' for Tongass 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 6:55 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a lower-court decision that reinstates prohibitions on road-building and timber harvests in roadless areas of the nation's largest national forest.

  • Officials: Timing of vote on Supreme Court justice unclear 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 11:47 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A new judicial amendment to the state constitution has left an open question about when voters will get a chance to decide on a new Supreme Court justice.

  • Justices clear way for 2 Dem senators to run in 1 district 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 7:02 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The state Supreme Court on Friday cleared the way for two incumbent state senators in northern Mississippi to compete against each other in the Aug. 4 Democratic primary.

  • Ukraine's justice ministry bars Communists from elections 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 8:10 am

    KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's justice ministry has barred three Communist parties from running in the upcoming local elections, citing recent legislation.

  • Officials: Harrisburg judge forced employees to donate money 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 5:34 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A judge in Pennsylvania's capital city faces extortion and other charges after officials say he demanded campaign donations from his employees.

  • GOP judge-executive to seek House seat in Bullitt County 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 4:04 am

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Bullitt County's Republican judge-executive says she will run for a seat in the state House of Representatives in 2016.

  • Mathematician says Kansas voting machines need to be audited 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 3:34 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - A mathematician at Wichita State University who wanted to check the accuracy of some Kansas voting machines after finding odd patterns in election returns is finding out how difficult it can be to get government officials to turn over public documents.

  • A primer on Wisconsin court ending Walker campaign probe 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 2:13 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision to end a so-called John Doe investigation of Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign clears a potential obstacle in his Republican presidential bid and has far-reaching implications for the state's campaign finance laws.

  • Wisconsin court ends probe of presidential hopeful Walker story has photos
    Updated: Jul-16-15 11:37 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Presidential candidate Scott Walker won a major legal victory Thursday when Wisconsin's Supreme Court ended a secret investigation into whether the Republican's gubernatorial campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups during the 2012 recall election.

  • Judge: No recount in close election for Milledgeville mayor 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 7:46 am

    MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia - A judge says a mere 35-vote margin isn't close enough to trigger an automatic recount in a special election for mayor of Milledgeville.

  • NYU law center sues to close campaign finance loophole 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 5:04 pm

    ALBANY, New York - A New York University law center and three state legislators were among the plaintiffs Tuesday in a lawsuit to make limited liability companies subject to the stricter campaign finance limits on corporations and business partnerships in the state.

  • D'Army Bailey, National Civil Rights Museum promoter, dies story has photos
    Updated: Jul-12-15 11:44 pm

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee - D'Army Bailey, a lawyer and judge who helped preserve the Memphis hotel where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and turn it into the National Civil Rights Museum, died on Sunday, his wife said. He was 73.

  • Group of Wisconsin Democrats sue over 2011 redistricting 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 4:31 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - A group of Democrats is asking a federal court to throw out Wisconsin's legislative Assembly district map, claiming the 2011 lines were drawn to the advantage of Republicans and therefore are unconstitutional.

  • Veteran southern Indiana lawmaker Steele not running again 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 12:32 pm

    BEDFORD, Indiana - A veteran southern Indiana lawmaker says he won't seek re-election next year.

  • Missoula elections office makes poll training videos 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 4:58 pm

    MISSOULA, Montana - The Missoula County Elections Office has partnered with the Montana Secretary of State's Office to produce a series of informative election judge training videos.

  • Ten Commandments decision prompts conservative outcry story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 2:25 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision to order a Ten Commandments monument removed from the state Capitol grounds has so angered conservatives in the Legislature that some Republicans are calling for justices to be impeached, while others want to amend the Bill of Rights in the 108-year-old state constitution.